Every year, for their continuing very generous financial support, our Millennium Benefactors are given the opportunity to be the named sponsors of an artist or creative of their choice in one production. This opportunity is also extended to the Friends of the Opera in Wellington and Auckland and our Auckland Guild. For the Italian Girl the following artists or creative:
Mustafa, Conal Coad, sponsored by Jenny Gibbs, C.N.Z.M.
Elvira, Katherine Wiles, sponsored by Trevor and Jan Farmer
Zulma, Kristen Darragh, sponsored by John and Margaret Hunn
Lindoro, Christian Baumgartel, sponsored by Friedlander Foundation
Isabella, Wendy Dawn Thompson, sponsored by Turnovsky Endowment Trust
Taddeo, Warwick Fyfe, sponsored by The Opera Guild, Auckland
Director, Colin McColl, sponsored by Friends of the Opera, Auckland
Set/Lighting Designer, Tony Rabbit, sponsored by Friends of the Opera, Wellington
Wyn Davies, our Director of Music and conductor of the Italian Girl, is annually sponsored under a special funding arrangement by Friedlander Foundation.
The company is enormously grateful to all its wonderful financial supporters and sponsors and we are delighted that the funders named above have made the selections they have.