Stuart Maunder, new general director of New Zealand Opera
It's been two months since Stuart Maunder (right), New Zealand Opera's new general director, took over the running of our largest opera company. The Australian-born director and administrator got the job when the previous director, Aidan Lang, decamped to run Seattle Opera. Justin Gregory thinks enough time has passed for him to have found the photocopier and discovered where the loos are and to have begun to put his stamp on the company. So ahead of the opening of the company's production of La Traviata next month, Justin asked Stuart a few questions about his plans.