As Barry and Kati Colman stepped from a super new Lexus at the NBR New Zealand Opera’s HQ in Auckland Barry apologised for being 15 minutes late and quipped ‘Its only taken you one year and 15 minutes to get us here’. But we were delighted to show them our new (well nearly new) offices at 100 Mayoral Drive in Auckland and have a good discussion about the opera company, where we are now, the way ahead and future productions. Over the years, since 2000, the names New Zealand Opera Company and the NBR have become synonymous and we believe a very good synergy too. Wherever you see the opera company you’ll see the NBR even on the other side of the world. Next trip for Barry and Kati is the Onehunga Technical Centre.
By the way those of you who have the Italian Girl programme, do read Barry’s foreword. It’s delightful.
See you at the opera.