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Thursday, April 26, 2018

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SunLive Competition

The romantic voices of a trio of tenors will conjure up the sultry passion and wonderful melodies of Italy on stage in Tauranga next month.

The Three Tenors, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Derek Hill and Kalauni Pouvalu will perform at Tauranga’s Holy Trinity Church on Friday, March 3, at 11am as part of Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series ‘That’s Amore’.

Bonaventure, Derek and Kalauni have been performing together within New Zealand and abroad for close to five years now – and along with Soprano Susan Boland they’ll be bringing their friendship, humour and talent to 24 centres throughout NZ.

Bonnie has performed with Operatunity for more than 12 years, starting with Operatunity’s Class Act Opera.

Bonnie has blossomed into a seasoned and versatile performer able to sing anything from swing, music theatre, ballads through to the operatic repertoire,” says Operatunity director Susan Boland.
Since Derek’s return to NZ, he has worked with most of NZ’s opera companies and orchestras, including New Zealand Opera, as well as with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
The youngest member of the group, Kalauni is a NZ-born Tongan who has been performing with Operatunity since 2014.
In January 2017 Kalauni won the Conal Coad Opera Australia Prize at the NZ Singing School, and was awarded the prestigious Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Award for the most promising classical singer at the NZ Singing School for 2013.
‘That's Amore’ is at Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, at 11am on Friday, March 3.

Tickets cost $34 and include lunch. Booking in advance is recommended by calling 0508 266 237 or visit:

The Weekend Sun has two double passes to give away to two lucky readers who can name the three tenors performing?

Entries must be received by Wednesday, March 1.


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