Teddy Tahu Rhodes to return

August 17, 2018

As a rare treat for the region, Opera North West is set to excite audiences once again with an event of unsurpassed quality. Opera North West, the producers of major regional event, Opera in the Paddock, is delighted to present Banquet: A Musical Feast, at the Armidale Town Hall on Friday 21st September and Inverell Town Hall on Saturday 22nd September.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Teddy Tahu Rhodes

With the long-awaited return to the New England of internationally renowned bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, the two gala concerts will provide a feast for the senses. This will be Teddy’s second appearance with Opera North West, following his triumphant performance at Opera in the Paddock in 2016.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes will be joined on stage by lyric coloratura tenor Henry Choo, rising star mezzo soprano Ruth Strutt and celebrated soprano and Artistic Director of Opera North West, Peta Blyth.

Acclaimed pianist Rhodri Clarke, will accompany the stellar line-up of performers in a superb evening of beautiful music. “We are overjoyed that Teddy Tahu Rhodes is able to return. He is currently the most sought-after singer to grace the world’s biggest stages. We are looking forward to two exceptional performances,” said Artistic Director and celebrated soprano Peta Blyth.

“Teddy is known not only for his charisma, but also for his magnetic stagecraft and musical versatility,” said Mrs Blyth. “Together with the exciting talent of tenor Henry Choo, and the wonderfully gifted Ruth Strutt, the concerts will provide a stunning testament to the beauty and power of the human voice. We are also overjoyed that internationally acclaimed pianist Rhodri Clarke will play one of the most thrilling and difficult piano solos, by composer Franz Liszt. It really will be a banquet – a musical smorgasbord,” she said.

The program will feature well loved opera hits, songs from music halls, English folk songs and selections from well-known musicals, Fiddler on the Roof, The Secret Garden and Kiss me Kate. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rossini’s death, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Ruth Strutt will perform works from The Barber of Seville.

Peta Blyth is pleased to able to present the performances indoors. “The concerts will provide a more intimate experience than in the Paddock. Audiences will have this very rare opportunity to engage on a more personal level,” she said.

Tickets are available at www.trybooking.com

Further information: www.operainthepaddock.com.au Tel: 1800 240 301