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22 May - 11:08 am NZ
Starts at 7:00 pm on Thursday, 17 May 2012
“This superb company achievement has Stuart Skelton’s towering performance at its heart, perfectly combining human frailties with an edge of brutality and moments of touching poetic insight – probably the most complete Grimes in London since Jon Vickers at Covent Garden in the late 1970s.” - Andrew Clements, The Guardian, May 2009
Christine Argyle talks to Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who is in top demand around the world for some of the most challenging roles in opera.
Skelton has been critically acclaimed for his beautiful voice, outstanding musicianship and his intensely dramatic portrayals in performances on the leading concert and operatic stages of the world.
His repertoire encompasses some of opera’s most challenging roles, from Wagner's Lohengrin, Parsifal, Rienzi, Siegmund and Erik to Strauss’s Kaiser and Bacchus, Janacek’s Laca and Boris Grigoryevich, Saint-Saens’ Samson, Beethoven's Florestan and Britten’s Peter Grimes.
He was in New Zealand earlier this year as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
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