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Follow Cameron @cambarclay
The first New Zealander to join the group, Cameron hails from Auckland and studied extensively in his early years, graduating from both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. Prior to joining TTT, Cameron kept busy as a member of the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, and performed in numerous shows and concerts including The Phantom of the Opera in Japan, The Pirates of Penzance in New Zealand, Die Fledermaus, Albert Herring, Handel’s Messiah and Margaret Wegener’s Ode to a Nightingale with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in the first recording of this work.
Cameron once performed the national anthem of Argentina prior to a rugby union match against the All-Blacks in Wellington
He also lived and went to school in Italy for a time, and considers it to be his second home
Sydney-sider Daniel joined TTT after studying at both the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music, and has been a vital member of the group across several tours and albums. He has managed to balance his work with TTT with an exciting line up of extra gigs including roles in Jerry Springer the Opera (at the Sydney Opera House), Les Miserables (on tour throughout Australia and Asia), Sideshow at the Hayes Theatre and My Fair Lady in Sydney.
Melbourne based but Geelong born, Michael is so excited to join the roster of the Ten Tenors for their 25th Anniversary Tour! Michael is a regular performer in the operatic scene in Melbourne where he is a longstanding member of the Richard Divall Emerging Artist Program in conjunction with Melbourne Opera. He is also a regular performer with Victorian Opera and recently Opera Australia. He is now looking forward to expanding his horizons with the Ten Tenors! Michael’s most notable engagements include playing the role of Malcolm in Melbourne Opera’s Macbeth, taking part in Opera Australia’s Melbourne Autumn Season, Performing a massive Christmas concert with the Incredible Sylvie Paladino to a live streamed audience and touring The Marriage of Figaro throughout China to over twenty cities.
Follow Michael @mikeyjedwards
A love of singing has always been part of life for Michael, who began his career performing with a number of choirs, starting with the Australian Boys Choral Institute at the age of eight. He followed this with stints performing with groups including the National Youth Choir of Australia, the Adelaide Chamber Singers and The Consort of Melbourne before studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (where he was part of an award-winning vocal quartet) and moving into opera. He has performed in a range of productions with the Victorian Opera Chorus, including Nixon in China, La Traviata, and I Pagliacci, and was part of the company’s ANZAC centenary production, Remembrance.
Follow Adrian @adrianlidonni
Adrian is the Broadway king of the group, having spent three years living in New York City studying at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. His time on the Great White Way has served him well, and he’s gone on to perform in productions of many of the most iconic musical theatre shows including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at Melbourne Zoo, Jesus Christ Superstar in Slovenia and Miss Saigon on the Gold Coast. He won a Green Room Award in 2014 for his performance in Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, and reprised the role of Lun Tha for numerous productions of The King and I in Texas, Melbourne, the UK/Ireland and on an Australian tour that included the Sydney Opera House.
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Follow Jared @jarednewallmusic
As an ardent fan of musicals from a young age, it was natural for Jared to embrace the musical theatre scene in his hometown of Perth from a young age. He cut his teeth on some of the classics including Oliver and Guys and Dolls, before making his professional debut more than a decade ago in productions of Hair and Rent. This was followed by a busy period studying musical theatre at the University of Ballarat, where he played a range of roles, followed by a variety of professional engagements, and numerous international tours and album recordings with TTT.
Jared loves cats and has two that he misses on tour: black female named Veda, and a grey male called Kenobi
His current hobby is carpentry, which he is self-learning with the help of Youtube tutorials
Jared would really love to meet Stephen Fry one day…
Boyd grew up in Melbourne and is a citizen of both Australia and New Zealand. Boyd has extensive experience in the world of opera. The current season has seen him making his debut in a number of other new roles: Rodrigo in Rossini’s Otello (Melbourne, Australia); Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata (Whuan, China); Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Wellington, New Zealand); Evangelist in Bach’s St John’s Passion (Shanghai, China); Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula (Orvieto, Italy). He also won first prize in the Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Scholarship singing competition.
JD Smith is the renaissance man of The TEN Tenors, with a CV as diverse as his talents. Since graduating from the musical theatre program at the Arts Academy Ballarat, he’s demonstrated his vast abilities as a singer, songwriter and performer, and recorded numerous solo albums including The Sea of Tears and Invite Me Places, which he took on tour around Australia. From being an original cast member in the Aussie production of Wicked to a featured singer in Carols by Candlelight, lead singer on Royal Caribbean cruise ships to back up singer for many artists including Pete Murray and The Whitlams, he’s done it all.
JD is a major foodie with a passion for shiraz and chardonnay wines, and hopes to open his own café one day
His secret Hollywood crush is Julia Roberts
JD did karate throughout his childhood and competed in numerous competitions
Originally from Adelaide, Riley trained in Music Theatre at WAAPA. Since graduating, he has performed as u/s Bobby Darin and ensemble in Dream Lover (Gordon Frost), u/s Peter van Leden and ensemble in Madiba the Musical (Prestige Presents), Rapunzel’s Prince and the Steward in Into The Woods (Harvest Rain), ensemble in Catch Me If You Can (Hayes Theatre), and u/s Princeton/Rod and ensemble/swing in Avenue Q (LWP).
Follow Sam @samward93
Melbourner Sam Ward is the newest addition to The TEN Tenors – and we’re thrilled to have him on board! Although he didn’t take his first formal singing lesson until the age of 17 (when he was cast in the title role of his school production of Sweeney Todd), Sam has made up for lost time since then and performed in a wide range of productions. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016 (where he was awarded the 2015 Cassidy Bequest Scholarship), Sam has toured Europe and the Caribbean performing the role of Frank, and understudying the roles of Tick and Bob, in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on the Norwegian Epic. He’s also had roles in various productions including Jesus Christ Superstar for The Production Company, Les Miserables and 42nd Street for Free-Rain Theatre Company, The Beautiful Game for Manilla Street Productions and Falsettos for StageArt. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Rob Guest Endowment, and was awarded the ‘Playbill Future Prospect Award’.
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