Our weekly two-hour program that takes an in-depth look at various aspects of music and performance.
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Born in England, Rodney emigrated to New Zealand in 1950 with his family. A very musical family he, at the age of 9, joined a chidren's choir. The choir conductor suggested he take singing lessons when his voice broke. Joining the local Operatic Society in the chorus he was soon singing leading tenor roles. With little professional work available Rodney returned to England in 1970 to work with The Black and White Minstrel Show. Arriving in Australia in 1974 Rodney joined the Victoria State Ope...learn more
December 21st 2017, 8pm-10pm
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN
A very short insight into the collaboration of Gilbert & Sullivan, their operas, their relationship with each other & the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.
Jane Mitchell delves briefly into this formidable pair, their differences & foibles. Tune in to hear Nigel Simpson as Sir Arthur Sullivan & Adrian McEniery as Sir William Gilbert [who was knighted prior to his death.] & many excerpts from their operas.