Teddy Tahu Rhodes studied with Mary Adams Taylor and David Harper, is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Award. Roles for Opera Australia have included Dandini (La Cenerentola), Count Almaviva and Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Escamillo (Carmen), Don Giovanni, Stanley (A Streetcar Named Desire) and Billy Budd. He sang Joe in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking for San Francisco Opera, Bendrix (Heggie’s The End of the Affair) in Houston, Billy Budd in Santa Fe, and Ned Keene (Peter Grimes) and Escamillo for the Metropolitan Opera. He has also appeared with the opera companies of Cincinnati, Dallas, Philadelphia and Austin. In Europe he sang Stanley for the Theater an der Wien, Escamillo and Al Kasim (Henze’s L’Upupa) in Hamburg, Papageno (The Magic Flute) for Welsh National Opera, Escamillo in Paris and Munich, and Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) in Leipzig. He sang his first Scarpia (Tosca) for West Australian Opera. He filmed The Little Prince for BBC television, appears on the DVDs of Peter Grimes (EMI) and Carmen (Deutsche Grammophon) from the Metropolitan Opera, and has recorded extensively for ABC Classics. Future engagements include Méphistophélès (Faust), Don Giovanni and Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) for Opera Australia.