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Henry Wilden awarded Member of Star & Key medal Sunday, April 3, 2016 - 20:11
 

 

 

Mauritian Opera singer, Henry Wilden, has been awarded the medal of Member of Star and Key on the 48th year of the Independence of Mauritius.

From 1972 to 1983 Henry was the Leading Tenor with the Australian Opera appearing in at least 15 opera productions, including Les Contes d’Hoffmann, partnering Dame Joan Sutherland for the inaugural opening of the Sydney Opera House.

Read about Henry impressive career…

 

 

   HENRY JOSEPH FRANK WILDEN                     

  Date of birth: 2nd April 1935, Beau Bassin, Mauritius.

  Profession   Opera singer (Lead Tenor)

 

  Career Summary

1957-1958 Leading tenor with French company in Algeria.

1964      Represented Mauritius in concert for the opening of the

               Centre Albert Camus in Tananarive.

               Sang lead tenor part in Bless the Bride with HMS Mauritius

               in Vacoas

1969      Appeared as lead tenor in Le Pays du Sourire , a production of Max

              Moutia , at the Port louis Theatre,

1971      Successful audition for lead tenor roles with Australian Opera in Sydney.

1972-1983 Leading tenor with Australian Opera appearing in at least

               15 opera productions, including Les Contes d’Hoffmann, partnering

               Dame Joan Sutherland for the inaugural opening of the Sydney Opera

             House.

             Partnered prestigious sopranos. Has collaborated with many renowned

             Conductors, including Sir Edward Downes, Sir Marc Elder, Sir John

            Pritchard, Richard Bonynge CBE, and many others.

            Has performed in Vancouver and New Zealand.

1983 – 1988  Freelance singer.

1987    Invited by the Mauritian Government to appear in gala concert

           for  The ‘Festival de la mer’.

1988   Early retirement due to heart problems.

2007   Invited by Opera Mauritius to present, at the MGI Theatre in Moka,

           an official DVD of the opera Lakme in which I sang the leading tenor

           role with Dame Joan Suthertland. Also presented the DVD of the Making

          of Lakme, to the students at the Francois Mitterand conservatorium in

          Quatre Bornes.

 

Took the opportunity to compile two CD’S with the best voices of Mauritian artists over three generations. The fund raised would be used for the renovation of the Plaza Theatre.         

 

DISCOGRAPHY

        Lakme DVD with Dame Sutherland

        The Making of Lakme DVD

         Mignon CD recorded in Vncouver

         Les contes d’Hoffmann CD

         The Barber of Seville CD

         Elixir of Love CD

         Verdi’s Requiem CD

          Idomeneo.CD

Carol Lamport, chanteuse Mauricienne Monday, July 4, 2011 - 17:02

Carol Lamport, apres une absence de plus de cinq ans

Carol Lamport, apres une absence de cinq ans, vient de faire son come-back musical. C'est son premier one-man show au Club de la MCB a Curepipe.
Source:Lemauricien.com

Bert Labonte Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 10:59
Bert Labonte in tribute to Nat King Cole

Bert Labonte in tribute to Nat King Cole on stage in Adelaide.
 Labonte, son of Claude and Rosemay, actor and singer sings Cole's greatest hits on stage at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. His tribute to the great NKC is a cracker.
He tells the story of Cole's life in a series of episodes amidst the classics like Unforgettable,  Mona Lisa, Nature Boy etc.
His season is already sold out.

Prix de Litterature Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11:06

Laureats de Litterature

Laureats de Litterature, Kethevane Davrichevy (a gauche)  pour "La Mer Noire" et Sophie Fontanel (a droite) pour "Grandir"  ont gane le Prix Le Prince Maurice du Roman d'Amour 2011.
Source  L'Express 11 Juin

Chloe Zuel in Hairspray Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:44

Local girl, Chloe Zuel,  on stage

Local girl, Chloe Zuel, on stage in the musical Hairspray ( middle in the photo)  playing at the Lyric Theatre now. Chloe has been dancing since she was 4 years old and singing for the last 12 years. She has been in Melbourne for the last 7 months where Hairspray was a great success.
Chloe, 22 years old says: "This has been my dream for years and I am having the time of my life, come and see me"

Mario Armel chanteur bien connu Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 10:35

Mario Armel chanteur bien connu

Mario Armel chanteur bien connu des Mauriciens, a celebre le 28 Mai dernier, ses 45 ans de carriere sur scene au Theatre Serge Constantin.
Chansons et segas inoubliables, en tout 24 chansons, sont sur les 2 CD edites a cette occasion.
Il prepare aussi une soiree dansante le 31 Juillet au Domaine Sam et une tournee a travers l'ile.

Source Week-End 5 Juin

Hairspray the musical Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 14:49

Hairspray the musical

Hairspray the musical, winner of more than 30 major awards starts on June 11 at the Lyric Theatre, Star City. Contact Ticketmaster on 1300795 267 for dates of performances and tickets.
Chloe Zuel is a member of the cast of this MUST SEE musical.

Mary Poppins the musical Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 14:43

Mary Poppins, the musical

Mary Poppins, the musical is now playing at the Capitol Theatre in a spectacular production. Contact Ticketmaster on 1300795 267 for dates and tickets.

MAMMA MIA Monday, May 23, 2011 - 12:12

Mamma Mia, le spectacle

Mamma Mia, le spectacle sera presente au J&J Auditorium de Phoenix le Jeudi 26 Mai avec des interpretes Mauriciens.
Source Week End 22 Mai

Milko Foucault-Larche Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 19:29
Milko Foucault-Larche  has been nominated again for a Mo Award for "Best International Theme Performer" for his interpretation of Charles Aznavour's music.