The singing accountant

Front page Weekend Australian feature on “Kiwi heart-throb” Teddy Tahu Rhodes hails the former accountant from Christchurch as “Australian opera’s new lead.” “While his body, all 192cm of it, caused titters in the audience … it was his voice that caused a stir among the cognoscenti. Subtly coloured, unstrained and powerful, it is a rare lyric baritone that, in that package, makes Rhodes a casting dream.” Rhodes is playing Dandini in Rossini’s Cinderella for Opera Australia before returning to the U.S, where he has already made a strong impression with critics and audiences alike.


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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…