Ted Man Walking

Kiwi baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes is the Weekend Australian’s cover-boy for his lead role in opera Dead Man Walking, which opens shortly at Adelaide’s Festival Theatre. The opera is based on the story of murderer Joseph de Rocher’s redemption at the hands of a Louisiana nun – the eponymous Oscar-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn is drawn from the same story. Rhodes is reprising the role he made his own with the San Francisco Opera in 2. “For me it was really great to be involved in an opera that created that much interest and public debate. People are disturbed and upset and they leave asking questions. You really felt like you were part of something, that it wasn’t just entertainment, that it had a message …”


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Reappraising Unjustly Neglected James Courage

Reappraising Unjustly Neglected James Courage

“New Zealand-born James Courage is one of those fine writers who, though he enjoyed considerable success in his lifetime, has now more or less slipped from view. None of the eight…