Edge awardees

NZ performers Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Ross McCormack were commended at the annual Helpmann Awards in Sydney, August 10. Rhodes was named Best Male Performer in an Opera for his lead role in the South Australian State Opera’s production of Dead Man Walking, and McCormack won Best Male Dancer in a Ballet or Dance Work for his part in the Australian Dance Theatre production, Held. The Helpmann Awards were established by the Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA) in 2001 to “recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence.”


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

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