The Opera Club

Innovative Opera for All

Welcome to The Opera Club, a place for opera lovers in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region who wish to share their passion for genre.

The objectives of the Club are to help develop opera singers, provide performance opportunities, host concerts, contribute to local events including corporate, local government and sporting events, as well as providing entertainment at opening ceremonies and festive occasions.

If you’re a performer, supporter or follower of opera, we'd love to have you on board.  Feel free to explore the rest of the site for ways in which you can get involved with opera in Canterbury.

The Opera Club is privileged to have internationally renowned Sharolyn Kimmorley AM as Artistic Director.

All singers wanting to become performing members must audition for Sharolyn.  Sharolyn visits Christchurch four times a year.  If the audition is not successful  you are most welcome to join as a Friend.

To extend public appeal and attract new audience members, The Opera Club often includes non-operatic works in its performances.

As a Performer your subscription includes:
* Coaching with Sharolyn Kimmorley each visit
* Rehearsal and performance in Opera Club concerts
* Participation in dance/movement workshops
* Participation in Masterclasses


If you are a Performer and would like the opportunity to audition please contact us here.