Gilbert & Sullivan Show
Eimear Foley - Soprano An original G & S Poster
Sophie Morris - Soprano
Sophie Morris is a New Zealand-based singer, actor and presenter, who performs both within New Zealand and internationally.
Performances include appearances for Arts Festival Dunedin, Dunedin Fringe Festival, Air New Zealand, NZ Blind Foundation/Eye Fund UK, Celtic Illusion (Australia Tour), City Choir Dunedin (soprano soloist - The Messiah), Rhian Sheehan (album tour), Christchurch Southern Opera, Cruise for a Cause (Milford Sound), The Silver Scrolls, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park and iD Fashion Week.
Last year Sophie performed with The Ten Tenors as their first ever female guest on their New Zealand Wish You Were Here Tour as part of their 20th Anniversary World Tour.
Being from Perth, Eimear has travelled extensively with her singing. Having just returned from New York where she is a sought after character singer! Eimear is an Australian soprano and a graduate from the Masters of Musical Theatre Program at New York Universty's Steinhardt School. Prior to, she studied Classical Voice and Opera Studies at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Favourite credits include: On the Town (Claire de Loone), She Loves Me (Amalia), A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Opera (Helena), HMS Pinafore (Hebe), The Last Five Years (Cathy), The 25th Annual. Spelling Bee (Rona). Eimear is delighted to be back performing in the world of Gilbert and Sullivan; she is currently based in London.
Sophie Morris - Soprano
Benjamin David Selfe- Narrator
Having acted character roles for many national shows: Aladdin, Sound of Music, Allo Allo, Beauty and the Beast, in addition to working for Netflix, he is guaranteed funny in this G & S production.
Matt Kidd - Tenor
Matt Kidd has enjoyed a long and expansive musical journey that runs all the way back to the Coolock School of Music and Sister Mary Leo, spanning church music, musical theatre and light opera. He resides in the Hawkes Bay where his latest role was as Javert in Napier Operatic Society's production of Les Miserables. Gilbert and Sullivan scores are never too far from the piano as a go to source of enjoyment.
This is an Operetta. This is a term which started to be used in the 19th century to describe an opera that was not too serious and often full of fun. It is often described as “light opera” (“light” meaning “not serious“). In an opera everything is usually sung.
Ambrose - The New York Sax Man
Ambrose working with Cleo Laine
This artist is world class. The way to fill seats on this tour is simple, get the local radio to play some tracks. Everybody says-'Who is that playing?'I need to hear him live'.
This is what happened to us ten years ago when we did some Auckland Concerts with Ambrose. All sold out.