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Lesley Garrett in Recital


Thu 30 Oct 2014, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: sandra roberts

She’s Britain’s most popular soprano and has been dazzling audiences as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.

Lesley Garrett CBE will also perform in a stunning, one-night-only recital at Auckland’s Aotea Centre – showcasing the magic that has made her a star of stage, television and radio.

Lesley will perform several duets with the fabulous baritone Philip Rhodes and will be accompanied on the piano by Rosie Barnes and supported by The New Zealand Opera Chorus.

This concert recital offers a unique opportunity to enjoy an intimate evening with a dazzling musical icon.

The international opera star has found fame on the stage, in her own TV and radio shows, and as a recording artist, winning both critical acclaim and the affection of many fans and music lovers.

She has released 14 solo albums, among which Soprano in Red received the Gramophone Award for 'Best-selling Classical Artist of the Year', Diva! A Soprano At The Movies, Prima Donna, Simple Gifts, Soprano in Red, Soprano in Hollywood and I Will Wait for You all received silver discs and A Soprano Inspired and Lesley Garrett both achieved gold discs. Her most recent album, A North Country Lass, was released in 2012.

Lesley has performed principal roles with the UK’s leading opera companies, including the Royal Opera, English National Opera at the London Coliseum, the internationally renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Welsh National Opera as well as Opera North. Internationally she has performed in operas or in concert throughout Europe, the USA, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.

Her major television appearances include Lesley Garrett … Tonight, Viva La Diva and The Lily Savage Show. She was also the subject of a South Bank Show and her music programmes for the BBC include The Singer, Sacred Songs and Lesley Garrett – Desert Dreams. She has also appeared on the BBC’s hugely popular Strictly Come Dancing.

‘In addition she has hosted and headlined at the Classical BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, and has been a regular guest artist for the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms and Proms in the Park.’

Lesley Garrett was awarded a CBE in 2002 for Services to Music.

“Lesley Garrett is a singing whirlwind. She sweeps fans in her wake and gives them the exciting ride they want.” - BBC Music Magazine

“She’s a down-to-earth Northerner...she’s incredibly funny and emotional, with a glorious voice.” - The Daily Mail, UK

“A voice so ample and rich.” - The Times, UK

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