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Ihitai 'Avei'a - Star Navigator

Composed by Tim Finn with Tahitian monologues by Célestine Hitiura Vaite, Ihitai 'Avei'a - Star Navigator 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.


Ihitai 'Avei'a - Star Navigator

BNZ Theatre, Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau

19 March 2021 at 8pm

20 March 2021 at 2pm

20 March 2021 at 8pm


For more information and to buy tickets: https://nzopera.com/event/ihitai-aveia-star-navigator/


From the graphics developed by NZ Opera

A concert performance with Manukau Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Choral and The Graduate Choir New Zealand.

“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 surtitles.


Commissioned by West Australian Opera with New Zealand Opera

Image by Grant Triplow

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