I recently moved to Dunedin and I wasn't sure if I'd have many reviewing opportunities down here. I had my first opportunity to review a Dunedin show on Friday, and it was fabulous!
Two Intimate Operas: Opera Otago at Olvestone
Dearest Maurice, composed and directed by John Drummond
The telephone, Composed by Menotti and directed by Claire Barton
You walk up the box hedge-edged drive, past tall walls rendered in Moeraki gravel and trimmed with Oamaru stone, past delicate leadlight windows. An elegant woman in black greets you at the door and leads you into the warm reception room before ushering you down a grand hall, past the internal telephone system and into the drawing room. Welcome to an evening of intimate opera at Olveston historic home, surrounded by fine art and all the trappings of Edwardian luxury.
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A graduate of Victoria University’s Institute of Modern Letters, I am the winner of the Mindfood Short Story Competition and the Headland Short Story Prize. My short stories have appeared in The Sunday Star-Times, takahē, Fresh Ink and Bonsai. My debut short story collection, Pet, will be available from August, and is being released as a podcast. I have also written and illustrated two children's books about my rescue cat, Bruce.