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Ihitai'Avei'a - Star Navigator

Following a sold-out world premiere in Auckland in 2021, Ihitai'Avei'a - Star Navigator is coming to Porirua this December.

This beautiful new work by composer by Tim Finn, co-composer Tom McLeod, with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, tells the story of Tupaia, the Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook, on the maiden voyage of the Endeavour in 1789, and explores the relationship between two master mariners, each from vastly different worlds, both far from home and unable to find their way into each other's world.

Ihitai 'Avei'a - Star Navigator

Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

9 December 2022, 8.00pm

11 December 2022, 2.00pm

For more information and to buy tickets:

A concert performance with Orchestra Wellington.

“The music is there to raise you up to the stars so that in the end, our differences drop away and just for a moment, we feel fully human.” - Tim Finn

Duration: 90 minutes. This production is sung in English and Tahitian with English subtitles.

Commissioned by West Australian Opera with New Zealand Opera, and co-presented by New Zealand Opera and Orchestra Wellington.

Image by Grant Triplow, December 2021, Auckland


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