The NBR New Zealand Opera’s new ‘Supper Club’ launched its first soiree to its newest members and guests on Tuesday 21st April at Mollies in St Mary’s Bay. The club is directed towards the business communities as another fund raising initiative for the company.
A lovely occasion hosted by Aidan Lang with great singing of excerpts from the Italian Girl by Conal Coad and Katherine Wiles and with introductions from our Music Director Wyn Davies (also included was an aria – Una voce poco fa – from The Barber of Seville, slipped in to further demonstrate Rossini’s style of music). All this while 80 guests drank our generous sponsor Sileni wines and supped on tasty morsels from Mollies fine chefs. And to top it all off, a range of attractive items were auctioned by Christopher Devereaux (arguably Auckland’s top auctioneer), raising $11,300 for the opera company’s funds. Well done everyone and warm appreciation to Maryanne Mummery who organised the evening and to our staff who assisted with ‘logistics’.