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"The two principals... delivered polished and arresting performances, both displaying acting talent that suited the roles, guided with keen observation by the sure, uncliched hand of director Ryan Hartigan.
- Lindis Taylor, The Dominion Post


Curret shows > Good Angel, Bad Angel

Good Angel, Bad Angel

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A spooky, supernatural thriller. New Zealand's top up-and-coming vocal talent portrays this contemporary NZ piece from acclaimed composer Lyell Cresswell.


This touring production is proudly supported by grants from CreativeNZ and The New Zealand Opera Society Inc.

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Markheim, a petty thief, wants to put his old life of crime and violence behind him. But old habits, and the intervention of a mysterious Visitant from beyond the grave threaten to lead him back to his old ways...

NIMBY Opera presents the NZ premiere of 'Good Angel, Bad Angel' (music by Lyell Cresswell, libretto by Ron Butlin).

Venues and Performance Dates for 'Good Angel, Bad Angel'

Venue Date Time
Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St, Wellington Tue 1 Apr 7pm
Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St, Wellington Thu 3 Apr 7pm
Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee St, Wellington Fri 4 April 7pm
The Globe Theatre, Palmerston North Sun 6 April 6pm
The Opera Factory, Newmarket, Auckland Fri 11 April 7pm

What the Critics Say

“With 'Good Angel Bad Angel', the Hebrides Ensemble have delivered a compelling argument to raise the profile of chamber opera and the pairing of composer Lyell Cresswell with writer Ron Butlin was truly inspired. Butlin's sparse libretto was finely judged and almost poetic in places, blending seamlessly with Cresswell's equally taut score.” Susan Nickalls, The Scotsman, 26 May 2005

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