Announcing the role of Jean Valjean

New Plymouth Operatic announces Taranaki local Fernando Tarango will play the role on Jean Valjean in Les Miserables.

A native of the USA, Fernando is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music and the American Boychoir School, Fernando has been a professional musician since the age of 10.  He has

Les Miserables Leads Announced


New Plymouth Operatic Society has been filtering character role announcements on social media over the past few weeks. Here is the up-to-date cast list for the 2018 production of Les Miserables. Only one more to come…

Les Miserables Cast Announcement


New Plymouth Operatic Society has today announced the onstage ensemble and backing vocalists for our 2018 production of Les Miserables, after an extensive audition process.

Nearly 300 people auditioned for the production. According to the Society’s records, more people auditioned for 2018’s Les Miserables, than have auditioned for any other production

2019 Show Announcement


Get ready for the ride of your life Taranaki, because, Finally, New Plymouth Operatic has announced that the international smash hit musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will drive on into the TSB Showplace in June 2019. A Divalicious Musical Comedy, Priscilla Queen of the Desert is

Les Miserables Director announced


New Plymouth Operatic have today announced that premiere Director Warren Bates has signed on to direct the societies 2018 production of Les Miserables.

From the moment we heard a whisper that the Les Miserables rights might be becoming available, we hoped we would be able to secure Warren’s services” said New Plymouth Operatic President Kevin Landrigan. 

2018 Show Announcement


The Time. Is Now. The Day. Is Here.

New Plymouth Operatic have announced that New Zealand’s favourite musical, Les Miserables, will be staged at New Plymouth’s TSB Showplace in July 2018, representing the premiere of the NZ Musical Theatre Consortium’s 25th Anniversary tour.

“Just about without exception, Les Miserables is a firm favourite with everyone at New Plymouth

Mary Poppins Children’s Performance


We have four fabulously talented youngsters playing the parts of Michael and Jane on alternate nights. Here’s the schedule of when they will be performing.

Swing the Mood Comes to an End


With that, our Swing The Mood Show has taken it’s final bow!

We hope everyone who came along had a fantastic night out and enjoyed the show as much as our cast and band loved performing for you.

A massive thank you to everyone who had a hand in bringing this show to life, both on stage

Mary Poppins Cast List


After an exhausing, exhilarating and exciting weekend of auditions we’re delighted to announce the cast list for Mary Poppins 2017!

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