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An Aria A Day #151

'My friends’
from ‘Sweeney Todd’
by Stephen Sondheim
Piano Narelle French

6th October, 2020

From his home in Melbourne, baritone Christopher Tonkin performs ‘My friends’, the second work from ‘Sweeney Todd’ to feature in An Aria A Day.

In the song, originally a duet between Sweeney Todd and his ‘sidekick’ Mrs Lovett, Todd sings of being reunited with his ‘friends’ – his sterling silver razors!

Having grown up in Geelong Christopher later moved to Melbourne where he completed a Bachelor of Music Performance under the tutelage of Anna Connolly at the Victorian College of the Arts. While at the VCA he won several awards and scholarships, sang in masterclasses with Sir Donald McIntyre and performed with Richard Bonynge, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, the Melbourne Chorale and Opera Australia’s touring school’s company, OzOpera.

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