Anthony Roden - tenor and vocal tuition
Studied with Arnold Matters, Donald Munro,
Alexander Young, Erich Vietheer and Professor Lorenzo Malfatti.
Anthony began studies at the Adelaide Conservatorium .Donald Munro and Nancy Thomas,the great English contralto,insisted that that he take a course at the London Opera Centre.After completion of a year contracts came from Arts Council Opera for All and English Opera Group. At this time he entered for the Hertogenbosch Vocal competition which resulted in an agent offering several oratorio concerts in Holland Taking an accepted route to Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera Anthony sang the roles of Lensky, Tamino, Belmonte, Don Ottavio, Gabriele Adorno, Florestan and Vitek over a period of years, during which time he was awarded the John Christie Prize. A time with Krefeld Stadtteater as principal tenor was followed by a three year contract with English National Opera taking on roles of Alfredo in La Traviata and Die Fledermaus, Ferrando, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Camille, Werther and Idamante. Guest performances in Prague were followed by a contract in South Africa for PACT.
An opportunity came to return for an Australian
Broadcasting tour of recitals, orchestral concerts and a South Australian Opera
production of La Traviata.There followed many successful years with the Victoria
State Opera and The State
Opera of South Australia performing principal tenor roles in Idomeneo, Samson,
Fly (First performance of Barry Conynghams opera) Don Giovanni, Fidelio and
Tannhauser. He has also sung with Welsh National
Opera, Opera North,
Kent Opera, Royal
Opera (Peter Grimes), Die Zauberflote and Die Frau Ohne Schatten). Freiburg,
Graz, Theatre Angers, Madrid Real, Barcelona, Hamburg and Nederlands
Anthony has been a senior visiting lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music for the past seven years and as well as maintaining a private teaching studio.
Sir Charles Mackerras,Sir Bernhard Haitink, Sir John Pritchard, Edward Downes, Antol Dorati, Andrew Davis, Sir Colin Davis, Roger Norrington, Alexander Gibson, Herbert Kegel, Donald Runnicles, Voldemar Nelsson, Richard Hickox, John Hopkins, Myer Fredman, Patrick Thomas, David Lloyd Jones, Richard Armstrong, Ingo Metzmacher, Roderick Bryden and Pinchas Steinberg.
London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, English Chamber Orch., Academy of St.Martins-in-the-Fields, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, BBC Welsh, Ulster Orch, Dresden Phil., Orchestra Radio France, Nederlands Radio, Nederlands Chamber Orch.,RAII Turin, RAII Rome, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Phil.,Taiwan Symphony, Radio Orchestra Johannisberg, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.
With Geoffrey Parsons he shared recitals at Wigmore Hall and for the BBC in songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Wolf,Jensen, Marx, Goldmark ,Listz, Respighi, Strauss, Britten, Bax, Ireland, Grainger, Quilter, Wolf-Ferrari, Williamson.
Britten,War Requiem [Dresden Phil.,Theo Adam] Handel,Scipio (Handel Opera Soc.) Auber,Le Cheval de Bronze (Radio France) Saint Saens Requiem (London Phil,Simon) Ethel Smythe,The Wreckers,
Conyngham, Fly (Hopkins) Marc Charpentier, Judith (Parrott)
Radio Recordings for the BBC and in Europe
Rimsky Korsakov (Invisible City of Kitezh and Christmas Eve) Penderecki [Te Deum], Rachmaninov (The Bells) Spontini (La Vestale) Verdi (Jerusalem), Handel (Belshazzar), Gluck (Iphigenie en Tauride) Delius (Late Lark) Vaughan Williams (On Wenlock Edge) Schöenberg (Von Heute auf Morgen), Bach [Weinachts Oratorium] Marschner [Hans Heiling] Brands-Buys (Drei Schneider von Schonau) Mahler (Das Lied von der Erde)
Die Entfürung aus dem Serail, Idomeneo, Makropoulos Case(Glyndebourne)Evening for Armenia (ROH)