One the country’s most versatile performers, Teddy Tahu Rhodes gets back to his roots.
With one of the most recognisable profiles in classical music in Australia, Teddy Tahu Rhodes is an artist who has conquered both the operatic and musical theatre worlds. On the back of the stratospheric success of the recent productions South Pacific, Don Giovanni and The King and I, Tahu Rhodes has well and truly earned his star status.
Being in demand is something that Teddy Tahu Rhodes has had to become accustomed to. While the pressure associated with continually performing is something that he readily admits is self-inflicted, it’s apparent that even for this seasoned professional, his current workload is confronting. Tahu Rhodes could do well to channel the philosophy of the King of Siam as he contemplates his forthcoming engagements over the coming months. In the words of Rogers and Hammerstein’s King, “If my Lord in Heaven Buddha show the way! Everyday I do my best for one-more day!”
Teddy Tahu Rhodes was born in Christchurch, New Zealand to a British mother and a New Zealand father. The Maori word Tahu means “to set on fire.” As his recent appearances for Opera Australia attest, Tahu Rhodes,...