Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Teddy Tahu Rhodes



Teddy Tahu Rhodes has established an international career on the opera stage and the concert platform.  He sings a wide-ranging repertoire, notable for several world and Australian premiere performances including Bendrix (The End of the Affair), Joe (Dead Man Walking), The Pilot (The Little Prince), Butterley’s Spell of Creation and Conyngham’s Fix. He is a frequent guest with major opera companies in the USA (Austin, Washington, Philadelphia, Houston, Cincinnati, San Francisco, Dallas and the Metropolitan/New York), in Europe (Hamburg, Munich, Paris, Vienna) in the UK (Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera)and with Opera Australia.  SOSA presented him in landmark performances of Dead Man Walking

Recent opera engagements include Ned Keene/Peter Grimes (Metropolitan Opera), Escamillo (Opera Australia/Paris/Hamburg/Munich/Bilbao/Scottish Opera and the Metropolitan Opera – the latter on stage and in cinemas world-wide, Stanley/A Streetcar Named Desire (Vienna/OA), Count (Cincinnati/Washington), Don Giovanni and the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (OA), Joe (McManus/Alexander Productions), Lescaut (Leipzig/OA), Billy Budd (Santa Fe/OA) and Scarpia/Tosca (West Australian Opera).

A regular guest with all the major orchestras in Australasia, his concert engagements have included recitals at Sydney’s Utzon Room as well as in Washington DC, national tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra 2002/2006/2011, the prestigious BBC Proms, London Philharmonic, Bundaleer Festival 2002/2006, West Australian, Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Auckland Philharmonia, a national tour with the NZSO and a sell-out Australia-wide tour with David Hobson for Andrew McKinnon Presentations.  He debuted at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2009.

Up-coming engagements include a second tour of Australia with David Hobson, his return to the Metropolitan Opera as Escamillo, Guglielmo and a Gala concert with Deborah Voigt for Washington Opera, his debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and a tour of North America with the ACO.

Teddy Tahu Rhodes' discography includes Fauré’s Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Musical Renegades, Mozart Arias, The Voice, Vagabond, Bach Arias, Mozart Requiem and You’ll Never Walk Alone (with David Hobson)/ABC Classics. Other releases include The Little Prince (BBC/Sony International), Hayley Westenra Live (DVD/Decca), Love for Three Oranges (Chandos).  With the Metropolitan Opera he appears on the DVD’s ofPeter Grimes (EMI) and Carmen (Deutsche Grammophon).

Awards include an ARIA (Best Classical Record/The Voice), two Helpmann Awards (Best Male Operatic Performer), MO Award (Operatic Performer of the Year) and a Green Room Award (Don Giovanni/OA).

Teddy Tahu Rhodes is supported by Rex Irwin, Esq.