Story: Classical musicians

Denis Dowling

Denis Dowling

Denis Dowling as Dandini, the prince's valet, is shown canoodling with Thisbe (mezzo-soprano Anna Pollak), one of the ugly sisters, in a 1959 Sadler's Wells production of Rossini's La Cenerentola, based on the story of Cinderella. Dowling was renowned both for his outstanding baritone voice and his inspired acting.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Peter Downes Collection (PA-Group-00880)
Reference: PAColl-10159-20
Photograph by Houston Rogers

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Peter Walls, 'Classical musicians - Leading baritones and basses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014