John L'Estrange, Tenor
John is featured as “Frederic” in this year's production of The Pirates of Penzance. This is a shared role.
John will be performing on the following locations/dates: Wyong 24/9, Bundanoon 1/10 @2pm, North Sydney 7/10, 8/10 @7.30pm
An Australian Tenor, John L’Estrange is currently in his second year of a Bachelor of Music (Performance – Classical Voice), studying under Ms. Maree Ryan AM at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is recipient of the "Ronald Dowd Memorial Award" (2021) from ‘The Sydney Eisteddfod’ and "The PATIM Fund" (2021-Present).
John began singing as a treble chorister at St Aloysius’ College, Milsons Point in 2011. In 2015, he was selected as the “Once in Royal David’s City” soloist for “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney (a collaboration between St Aloysius’ College and St Mary’s Cathedral College). Throughout his schooling, John subsequently performed as a soloist at “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”, singing “Stille Nacht/Silent Night” in 2017 and Peter Cornelius’ “The Three Kings” in 2019. Returning to St Mary’s Cathedral, John sang as a soloist for the “Combined Catholic Schools Choral Festival'', performing excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” (2018) and Mozart’s “Requiem in D minor” (2019). In 2019, John was accepted in ‘The Song Company’s’ training workshop, “SONGCOLAB”, culminating in the performance of early ensemble repertoire and premiered works in the “Memory of the ANZAC Diggers” programme. John was the assistant conductor of the St Aloysius’ College Junior School Choir (2017-2020) and is currently a cantor at St Joseph’s Church, Neutral Bay and St Michael’s, Lane Cove, where he sings at services and concerts.
In 2022, John became an active member of The Concordia Ensemble, an upcoming Sydney-Based opera company. He has performed roles in Handel’s “Semele”, von Bingen’s “Ordo Virtutum” and the title role of Monteverdi’s “Tancredi e Clorinda”. In addition to operatic works, John is also passionate about concert repertoire and has the privilege of performing at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; most recently presenting an original ensemble composition by a student in the composition department. In June 2022, John, alongside pianist colleague and friend, Joanna Li, presented a recital programme for the ‘French Consulate in Sydney’ and ‘The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia’, celebrating “Fête de la musique” (World Music Day).
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The Savoy Arts Company Incorporated has been producing shows since 1985, specialising in the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. To better reflect its primary artistic objective, commencing from 2014, the company will be performing as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney. Our performing group has provided excellent training in all aspects of stagecraft for performers who have made a career in opera and musical theatre. The Ensemble style of our productions not only provides the chorus with experience in singing with an orchestra, but also provides ample opportunity to learn and develop skills in characterisation and stagecraft.
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