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Sat, 26 Feb


Ward Rd & Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana 0985, New Zealand

Auckland Opera Studio Summer Picnic - Event Cancelled

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Auckland Opera Studio Summer Picnic - Event Cancelled
Auckland Opera Studio Summer Picnic - Event Cancelled

Time & Location

26 Feb 2022, 5:30 pm

Ward Rd & Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana 0985, New Zealand


About the Event

Unfortunately due to events out of our control, this Picnic has been cancelled.

Please contact concerning refunds and donations to our singers.

If you joined us at our picnic last year, you would have been delighted to return for this very special experience in our Matakana garden venue.

We have an amazing group of wonderful singers including some familiar talent from 2021

Amelia Berry, Soprano

Natasha Te Rupe Wilson, Soprano

Ipu Laga’aia,  Tenor

Oliver Sewell, Tenor 

Will King, Baritone

So please do come join us again, (picnic in hand) under the starry skies of Matakana Valley and enjoy what promises to be a very special summer evening presented by the Auckland Opera Studio.


Important details:

The concert starts at 5.30pm, and we expect it will run for approximately 3 hours with a 20 minute interval.

The Opera Picnic gate and parking will open at 4.30pm so you have plenty of time to settle in for your picnic before the concert starts. It is about a 500m walk from the gate over lawn to the picnic concert area so make sure you are mobile and can carry all your provisions.

Free parking is in Ward Road which is immediately on the right just after the narrow bridge on Matakana Valley Road as you head out of Matakana (about 3kms from Matakana). The entrance to the Opera Picnic is directly opposite the parking entrance. 

Bring your own picnic and refreshments/wine, rugs, chairs, whatever you need to be comfortable. The lawn has a slope towards the stage - we recommend rugs and low chairs on the slope, and more upright chairs will be on the flatter area at the top.  We are providing some chairs. You can view the stage from all areas while you enjoy your picnic. 

NO food or drinks are provided on site, but there are plenty of portaloos!

Make sure you bring your printed tickets, or have them ready to scan on your phone. This will help us get you in the gate more efficiently. If you have neither we can admit you by name but this may take longer. 

In accordance with government requirements, picnic attendees do need to be double vaccinated and have proof available for checking on the day.

Bring hats, cardigans or whatever clothing is suited to the evening.

No pets please.

We are very grateful that once again Robin and SImon Barclay have opened their wonderful garden for our picnic. 

Please respect this - do no wander into private areas, and be careful not to damage any plants. 

This is a ZERO waste ZERO impact event so at the end of the night please make sure you take all rubbish home with you.


We appreciate the generosity of Simon and Robin Barclay inviting us into their glorious garden..

If you are also able to make a donation then this would be most appreciated. To make this donation order your ticket(s) in the 'Ticket AND Donation" ticket line, and you will be donating $50 to Auckland Opera Studio. A Tax Receipt will be issued.

Thank you.

Free for under 16.

Free Parking available. 

Terms and Conditions: 

The Picnic Concert is an outdoor event and may be affected by the weather. The stage is covered but the area for concertgoers is uncovered and open-air. Please note the concert will proceed rain or shine unless the site is deemed by emergency services and concert management to be unsafe . We advise you to come prepared with the appropriate weather gear.

As with all arts events we have a no cancellation terms and conditions of sale policy, no refund or exchange on any ticket is permitted. The Studio may replace the artists at their discretion. 


  • Opera Picnic at Matakana 2022

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  • Opera Picnic AND $50 Donation

    In addition to one ticket, your donation of $50 will assist young singers. Thank you from Auckland Opera Studio

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