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Nelson Opera in the Park

Saturday 24th February 2018

Nelson Opera in the Park returns to Saxton with an awesome line-up including our national orchestra, world-class opera and contemporary singers.

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

With affordable ticket prices, this is a world-class event that everyone can enjoy.

FREE BUSES between Nelson Bus Station on Bridge Street and Saxton Cricket Oval before and after the concert.
Buses will begin at 4.15pm and run at 15 minute intervals, via both Tahunanui and Bishopdale.

Bring a picnic and soak up the atmosphere for this wonderful night of music in the open air.

BYO food and drink, or buy from the food and drink providers on site. You may bring glass bottles but please do NOT bring glassware.

Bring warm clothing, a torch and rug if in the picnic area. Those with taller chairs please sit in the designated areas.

We are working towards Zero Waste. Please leave nothing but footprints.

Our thanks to Combat Pyrotechnics for the Fireworks Finale, supported by Pomeroy's Tea & Coffee Company.

Family Friendly Featured


February 24


7.30-10pm; gates open at 5.30pm


Nelson & suburbs


Saxton Oval
Saxton Fields Sports Complex
Saxton Road East

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Adult $25, child (5-15) $5, child under 5 FREE (prices exclude TicketDirect service fee)

Tickets from Nelson i-SITE, Theatre Royal Nelson, Richmond Mall, all TicketDirect outlets ph. 03 548 3840 (ext 2), 0800 224 224.


Ph. 03 545 8734

Additional Info

Official Website


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