Author(s): Nicholas Tarling
The title of this book alludes to the short-term nature of many of the opera ventures in New Zealand's largest city since the collapse of the original New Zealand Opera Company. It also indicates that the book covers what went on behind the scenes as well as what went on on stage. "On and Off" will interest opera lovers, as well as those who manage and fund organisations that deal with various art forms. Athis is a story of the passionate commitment of those who at times struggled to provide their city with high quality opera. This book is a colourful contribution to Auckland's history.