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Join us in front of the stage at 12pm for an Opera Concert with soprano Lilia Carpinelli, accompanied by pianist Matteo Napoli, who will bring some of the female characters of Puccini’s and Rossini’s operas to life, plus some beautiful canzone napoletana songs.

Lilia and Matteo moved to New Zealand in 2008 to accept the challenge of running a school of music in Kerikeri. Based now in Auckland, the couple has a very busy life teaching and performing around the Country. Matteo can be regularly heard in piano recitals and in Concertos with Orchestras. Lilia holds a Master of Music with first class honors from The University of Auckland and a Bachelor with Hons from the Salerno Conservatorium in Italy. Lilia is currently a member of the NBR Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus and a Freemasons New Zealand Opera Artist proudly supported by the Fremansons foundation.

We will also have more Opera Arias performed by Tenor Cameron Casey at 4;00pm.

Click here for the full entertainment programme.

We would like to advise our public that for safety reasons there are no seats in front of the stage, but standing spaces only. If you have a disability please advise festival volunteers at the Dante Stall, next to the stage.