Opera on the Menu


At this special event on Saturday 8 May guests will take centre stage for a memorable evening of delicious local food, delectable wine and a magical opera experience they won’t forget at Hippopotamus, the award-winning signature restaurant at the design-led luxury hotel, QT Wellington.

You’ll enjoy French-inspired cuisine encased in an unforgettable fine dining experience, with expansive views of Wellington’s Te Aro and harbour. Pops of colour on plush textures and a bevy of bedazzled chandeliers adorn this flamboyant Parisian chic restaurant, which serves up cuisine that’s made to match the ooh la la theme.

Our magic ingredient on the night will be a unique opera performance during dinner.

If you like refined dining coupled with a little intrigue, then Opera on the Menu is for you.


  • Opera on the Menu – an evening of fine Wellington food, local wines and opera at Hippopotamus on Saturday 8 May.

Opera on the Menu is presented by Fortis Events and ESP Ventures, and is part of the Eat, Drink, Play Festival this May celebrating all things Wellington.



Private: QT Wellington

Surprise yourself at QT Wellington, a significant fusion of expressive and luxurious art, technology and indulgence. Loosely based in the new creative capital of the South, QT Wellington is a warm invitation to explore and define one of New Zealand’s most eclectic collections of art and character. This is the ideal hub for cultural connoisseurs from around the world, framed in designer opulence and showcased at a gallery opening that never closed. We’re eager to see what you will bring.