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Waituhi - The Life of the Village

Year:  1984   ·  Duration:  2h

Year:  1984
Duration:  2h

Ross Harris

Composer:   Ross Harris

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This four act opera with libretto by Witi Ihimaera is based on his novel Whanau and is the story of the writer's life in an East Coast (New Zealand) village. It is scored for 23 soloists, chorus, full orchestra.

Contents note

Four acts

Text note

Libretto by Witi Ihimaera

Performance history

08 Sep 1984: Performed at the State Opera House, Wellington

15 Sep 1984: Performed by Pou Te Hemara, Tane and Nathan, Richard Haeata, Lesley Graham, Morris Solomon, Turi Hollis, Matira Taikato, Flora Edwards, Lisa Tamariki, April Dawn Maxwell, Leah Couch, Pauline Murphy, Matauranga Te Maipi, John Hurihanganui, Abe Hurihanganui, Dovey Taiaroa, Harata Solomon, Marjorie Rose, Mark Metekingi and Lani Tupu Snr., Hayley Rangi, Captain Ward Whaitiri, Erin Ketel and chorus at the State Opera House, Wellington. A selection of scenes from each of the four acts have been commercially recorded on PRA 2331 and non-commercial cassette.

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