About us

Lesley Graham

Lesley Graham

Boutique Opera is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing operatic, choral and other performing opportunities for singers in the greater Wellington area.

Founded in 2002 by Lesley Graham (Wellington-based singing teacher and past-President of NEWZATS) and husband Ian, Boutique Opera offers stage experience to aspiring singers ranging in experience from novices to semi-professionals affiliated with NBR New Zealand Opera.

Boutique Opera has produced a number of major productions, including  Shakespeare As You Like it (2001), Comus (2002), Shades of Tarantara (2004), Dido and Aeneas (2005), King Arthur (2007), Trans-Atlantic (2009), Mid-winter Mozart (2010), Tom Jones (2011), and Maids Behaving Badly (2013).

Find out more by downloading a précis of our previous productions and activities at:
Boutique Opera – the first decade, 2002 – 2011 (9.8 MB).

Contact – igraham@paradise.net.nz.

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Previous major productions

Maids Behaving Badly (2015)

Tom Jones, adapted from the Henry Fielding novel (2011)

Midwinter Mozart (2009)

Trans-Atlantic (2009)

King Arthur, by Henry Purcell (2007)

Dido and Aeneas, by Henry Purcell (2005)

Shades of Tarantara (2004)

Comus, by Thomas Arne (2002)

Shakespeare as you like it (2001)