Opera in the Park

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Book Now! Sat 24 Feb 2018, 7.30 - 10pm
Saxton Cricket Oval, Stoke
Gates open at 5.30pm

Opera in the Park is back at Saxton with some of New Zealand's finest opera and contemporary singers, alongside our national orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. With affordable ticket prices, this is a world-class event that everyone can enjoy.

Bring a picnic and soak up the atmosphere for this wonderful night of music in the open air. Remember warm clothing, a torch and rug if in the picnic area. Those with chairs please sit in the designated areas. BYO food and drink, or buy from delicious food stalls on site.

PERFORMERS
Pre-show: Nelson City Brass & Anaglypta
Anna Leese
Simon O’Neill
Bic Runga
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Hamish McKeich


FREE BUSES
There will be free buses running from Nelson Bus Station on Bridge Street to Saxton Cricket Oval, beginning at 4.15pm and running at 15-minute intervals through until 6.45pm. Some will go via Tahunanui and some via Bishopdale, stopping at bus stops along both routes.
After the concert, buses will return people to Nelson from Saxton. More information on buses (240KB PDF).
For information on the buses, please contact info@nelsoncoachlines.co.nz or 03 548 3290.

DRIVING
There will be roadworks on Saxton Road east (upper Saxton Road) so please avoid entering the park this way.
Please use the entrance on Salisbury Road / Main Road Stoke, opposite the Wakatu Industrial Estate. Parking is available at this entrance. More driving information (325KB PDF).

DROP OFF & DISABLED PARKING
There will be a drop off area and parking for the disabled from the Salisbury Road / Main Road Stoke entrance. Please follow the instructions of the parking team. 

BYO
This event is a BYO event. There will also be wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic beverages for sale, as well as food stalls. 

GLASS
Glass bottles may be brought to the event, but please do NOT bring glassware to drink from. We ask that everyone is extremely careful not to leave anything sharp on the field, such as bottle tops or broken glass. 

WATER
The Nelmac water truck will be on site. Please bring your own water bottles. 

PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT
We are working towards Zero Waste and encourage you to bring your own crockery and utensils so you do not create rubbish. 
Please use the compost bins on site and take all non-compostable rubbish away with you. 

SMOKING
This is a no-smoking and no-vaping event and venue.

TICKETS 
Tickets can be pre-purchased at the following outlets: 
www.ticketdirect.co.nz, Nelson iSITE, Richmond Mall, Theatre Royal Nelson, ph. 03 548 3840 (ext 2) or 0800 224 224, plus all TicketDirect outlets.
They can also be purchased on the day, if not sold out prior.

PRICES
Adult $25, Child (5-15) $5, Child under 5 Free (prices exclude TicketDirect service fee) 
The Early Bird discount period for adults finished on Wed 31 Jan.

PAY IT FORWARD TICKETS
A unique opportunity to gift a wonderful experience to a member of the Nelson community. When purchasing tickets, select the option to buy an extra ticket or two. These ‘gifted’ tickets will be passed on to people who otherwise would not be able to attend.

Our thanks to Pomeroy's Coffee for supporting the fireworks display, put on by Combat Pyrotechnics.

We are working towards zero waste. Please leave nothing but footprints.