In high demand

Fresh out of London’s Royal College of Music, NZ-born Samoan Jonathan Lemalu is being widely touted as “the next big  thing in opera.” A qualified lawyer and accomplished (former) rugby player – “I kind of don’t want to get my larynx stepped on” – Lemalu’s vocal services are booked internationally until 25. He is currently playing Leporello in Opera Australia’s production of Don Giovanni. Early reviews are glowing: “It is rare to find lyric smoothness, and vocal warmth, combined so well with an engaging dramatic presence” (SMH).


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Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

World Rugby talks to New Zealander Rikki Swannell about becoming the first female lead commentator on the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and her life in sports broadcasting. As an experienced…