Debut at the Met

New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes made news again this week with a number of glowing reviews for his first role at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes. The New York Times said in a “notable debut”, Rhodes is “robust-voiced and swaggering as Ned Keene, the apothecary who peddles quack remedies to his neighbours.” In The Washington Post Rhodes “has generated a lot of buzz for his good looks, but it was his full, healthy singing that stole the show. Indeed, he outsang Anthony Michaels-Moore,” who played Balstrode. And in The New York Sun “Teddy Tahu Rhodes was smooth and rich. It will be good to hear him in larger roles. What a triple-decker name!”


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