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Guest Artists 2018

The Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus

Director John Rosser

Répétiteur David Kelly

The Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus is auditioned annually and has members in three separate choruses around the country. Its members are trained and accomplished singers, requiring both the technique to sing across an orchestra and the ability to perform on an operatic stage. Many members of the chorus have gone on to success internationally, and to have leading roles with New Zealand Opera. The Chorus features not only in New Zealand Opera’s mainstage productions but also in a wide variety of concerts and special events. It has received considerable acclaim for its performances, with one critic describing it as “absolutely superb both dramatically and musically” and others hailing its “remarkable singing” and “sharp, incisive work”.

John Rosser has been New Zealand Opera’s Chorus Director (Auckland) since 1995. John is founder and conductor of the chamber choir Viva Voce, guest conductor for several other choirs, and recently appointed as Artistic Director of the World Symposium on Choral Music to be held in Auckland in 2020.

Soprano
Bernice Austin, Lilia Carpinelli*, Clare Hood, Moonyoung Jang, Fiona Li, Anna Mahon, Elizabeth Mandeno*, Morag McDowell, Christina Orgias, Carla Parry, Emma Roxburgh, Kerry Scurr, Emma Sloman*, Blaire White

Mezzo
Rosemarie Brown, Meghan Carppe, Victoria Coleman, Dilys Fong, Laura Harvey, Melissa Jackson, Helen Kim, Glenn Meade, Mary Newman-Pound, Charlotte Pridham, Deborah Rogers*, Claire Scholes,

Tenor
Terry Barry, Lachlan Craig*, Taunoa Filimoehala, Andrew Grenon*,Harry Grigg, Nathan Hauraki, David Hwang, Bo Jiang, Patrick Kelly, Graham Mandeno, Chris McRae, O’neal Mendoza, Greg Milner-White, Michael Potts, Kalauni Pouvalu, David Wallace

Baritone
Arthur Adams-Close, Dragan Atanasov, Callum Blackmore, Ivan Blythe, Mark Covich, Samuel Downes, Alexander Garvey, Rhys Hingston, Daniel Kim, Ben Kubiak, Alex Matangi, Alex Milligan, Richard Olney, Jonathan Palmer, John Rosser, Samson Setu~, Angus Simmons, Adam Thompson

* Freemasons New Zealand Opera Artist
~ Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist

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