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JDT 145
Gustav Holst "SAVITRI", Vaughn Williams "THE LARK ASCENDING", Britten "SINFONIETTA, OP.1"
Jessica Miller, mezzo soprano, Kyu Won Han, baritone, Simon O'Neill, tenor
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O'NEILL, Simon New Zealand tenor, Simon O'Neill (Satyavan) has appeared in concert with Dame Kiri te Kanawa and Dame Malvina Major. A regular artist with the Auckland Philharmonia. Mr. O'Neill has performed as special guest at the Government House matinee concert for the past two years, the North Shore Stadium opening Classical Spectacular, the 1996 Opera in the Park with Dame Kiri and the 1998 Skycity Starlight Symphony. He was also tenor soloist at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 50th anniversary celebration concert, In addition, Mr. O'Neill recently gained critical acclaim for his debut professional acting role as the tenor, Tony Candolino in the Auckland Theatre Company's production of Terrence McNally's play Master Class. In 1997 Mr. O'Neill placed third in the Veronica Dunne Singing Competition in Dublin, Ireland. He was the only male finalist selected from more than 350 international contestants. Earlier this year, Mr. O'Neill recorded arias and duets from La Boheme, Tosca, La Traviata, L'Elisir d'amore and Lucia di Lammermoor for his debut CD titled, Opera Pieces and appeared as the tenor soloist on the new Gareth Farr recording of Te Papa with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He was recently guest artist at the Last Night of the Proms with the Auckland Philharmonia. He is currently completing a Masters Degree in Voice at Manhattan School of Music with Marlena Malas. Along with being awarded a 1998 Fulbright Scholarship and the Jack McGill Scholarship for post-graduate study he has also received a graduate scholarship from the institution. Originally from Ashburton in the South Island of New Zealand, he has also studied with Emily Mair in Wellington and Frances Wilson in New York. Mr. O'Neill is a graduate of the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington .

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