Gippsland Opera are very proud to announce our artistes for
Opera By The Lakes March 15th 2020
at Nyerimilang Heritage Park
Teddy Tahu Rhodes: Bass Baritone
Rhodes was born in Christchurch New Zealand, on 30 August 1966, to a British mother, Joyce, and a New Zealand father, Terrence Tahu Gravenor Rhodes. The Maori word "Tahu", which means "to set on fire", was added to the family name soon after they settled in New Zealand.
This world - class singer has starred in most of the major opera companies throughout the world, including: Metropolotian Opera, Opera Australia, San Francisco Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, Cincinnati Opera. Houston Grand Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, New York City Opera, are just a few. Starring in all the well known opera's and music theatre. Currently performing this season in Opera Australia’s masterpiece, Rossini’sIl Viaggio a Reims (The Journey to Reims ) Teddy is magnificient in this role, and very much in demand and it is a privelege to have Teddy on board for Opera By The Lakes 2020.
Alexander Lewis: Tenor
With worldwide operatic engagements and acclaimed performances in musical theatre, brilliant young Australian tenor Alexander Lewis is forging a unique career as a “cross-over” artist between opera and music theatre. With a long list of achievements here in Australia, and performing in all the major International Opera Houses, including starring as Tony in West Side Story with Opera Australia as part of its Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series. Alexander will also perform Danilio in The Merry Widow with State Opera South Australia. A role he has played with Opera Australia. With Extensive starring roles with The Metropolitan Opera company, Opera Berlin, Washington National Opera.
Alexander demonstrates his verstality also as music theatre star, when he secured the role of George in Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George for the Victorian Opera Company in Melbourne. “Alexander Lewis as the artist Georges Seurat brings a humanity, vulnerability and anguish to the role, as well as a flawless operatic tenor voice.” (TheatrePress Australia) Other musical appearances have included Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd with Opera Australia, Frederick Barret in Titanic with Seabiscuit Productions, and Raoul and The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera with The Really Useful Group. Also replaced Anthony Warlow’s role as the Phantom at the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
The audience of Opera By The Lakes at Nyerimilang Heritage Park on Sunday, March 15th 2020 will be blown away with all this talent.
Latest News: Alexander Lewis will be a star of RAGTIME for Production Company.
RAGTIME makes its much anticipated Australian Premiere. Production Company are thrilled to announce internationally renowned tenor Alexander Lewis joins the cast in the role of Tateh.
Georgia Wilkinson: Colorturo Soprano
Georgia Wilkinson with so many awards to her name, made her international operatic debut in Italy as Pamina in The Magic Flute in 2016, since then Georgia who was featured in Sydney's Carols in the Domain as one of eight of Australia's finest upcoming opera singers, as performed with Vic Opera in The Magic Pudding The Opera, as well as touring with David Hobson in Bach and Bing in 2017 and Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Sydney 2018. Georgia also starred in the Gertrude Opera's Yarra Valley Opera Festival, with roles in both The Handmaid's Tale and The Tale of Two Divas. Georgia also starred in Vic Opera's recent production of Alice Through the Looking Glass in the title role.
"Georgia has a voice that soars higher than those eagles on thermal currents at Nyerimilang, totally breathtaking. Georgia not only sings, but as the ability to make you cry, laugh, and takes you on a journey with that voice, it is a true gift."
Madeleine Crombie: Soprano
Soprano Madeleine Crombie who was Opera Scholar of Australia's winner for , a well deserved award for a singer who brings to the stage her heart and soul and love of music. Madelene has been with Opera by The Lakes since its inception seven years ago, and does have family in Metung in East Gippsland.
Madeleine has sung with various opera companies including Vic Opera. A delight to work with, and popular with our audiences.
David McNicol: Accompanist
Highly estemmed Accompanist for Opera By The Lakes David McNicol who has acompanied singers for Opera Australia, and the prestigious Sun Aria Competition, with a long list of achievements, the performers are in 'safe hands'