19 Apr 2012

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Opera in Paradise anyone Gifted voices lush gardens cool island breeze

New Zealands finest sopranos, Mere Boynton and Deborah Kapohe take the stage in Rarotonga for a night of fine cuisine and stunning opera.

You are invited to an intimate and distinguished event creating a fine union of true Cook Islands atmosphere and style, Opera in Paradise Cook Islands.

2012 sees New Zealand's finest sopranos, Mere Boynton and Deborah Kapohe taking the stage at Crown Beach Resort and Spa’s Oceans restaurant where Motone Productions and the Crown Beach team will transform the venue into a performance setting framed with lush tropical gardens and a turquoise lagoon at sunset.  Your Opera house for the evening promises fine cuisine and stunning Opera performance.

Talented sopranos Mere and Deborah have toured internationally and performed on a variety of stages including the Royal Albert Hall in London, ‘Opera in the Pa’ Rotorua, Te Papa- New Zealand’s National Museum and more recently the New Zealand Rugby World Cup stage.

Both Mere and Deborah have careers that celebrate their many skills. Mere is well known for her supporting roles in the acclaimed New Zealand Films “ Once Were Warriors” and “ The Maori Merchant of Venice”. Mere has collaborated with leading New Zealand percussionist and composer Gareth Farr and is well respected for her ability to cross genres from Opera to light Jazz always including her love for waiata Maori. Having performed throughout New Zealand and Europe Mere brings a confidence and skill to Opera in Paradise Cook Islands  that will surprise and delight.

Deborah has most recently performed in the critically acclaimed “Hohepa” presented at the 2012 New Zealand Festival of the Arts by the NBR New Zealand Opera. She has worked in Australia, China, South Africa and the UK and has an Opera performance resume that includes the traditional favourites of Carmen, The Pearl Fishers, The Marriage of Figaro, La Boheme, The Magic Flute to name a few. To add to that Deborah has been requested to perform for touring royalty to New Zealand and performed at the both the Beijing and Sydney Olympics Arts festivals. With her wealth of experience Deborah’s performance will leave you applauding for more.


Opera in Paradise Cook Islands takes place May 25-26 2012. For more information about the show and how to buy tickets, contact VIBE PACIFIC – Hiria Rae 0274521521.

For those in the Cook Islands, contact Glenda Tuaine email glenda@motone.biz  +682 21077