Teddy Tahu Rhodes Commemorates Gallipoli at Sydney Opera House
Two of the best opera singers from New Zealand and Australia will come together on Anzac Day for a special commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of Gallipoli at the Sydney Opera House on 25 April.
Christchurch-born baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and acclaimed Australian tenor David Hobson will close a screening of Australian director Peter Weir’s famed classic Gallipoli with a rendition of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers’ Duet – the stirring ode to mateship that appears in the film.
The song has also recently been voted as Australian classical music lovers’ favourite moment in opera.
Event producer Andrew McKinnon said the special event sprung from an idea to infuse the ANZAC spirit with a live musical performance.
“David and Teddy are arguably the best opera singers from Australia and New Zealand and have not sung this song on stage together before so we think it will be a very magical moment,” McKinnon said.
Original article by Amy Harris, Daily Telegraph, February 22, 2015.