Kōrero: Classical musicians

Īnia Te Wīata

Īnia Te Wīata

Bass Īnia Te Wīata is shown in the role of Dansker, the old sailor, in a 1964 production of Benjamin Britten's opera Billy Budd at the Royal Opera House, London. After the 1954 premiere of the work, in which Te Wīata first played the role of Dansker, Britten described his interpretation as 'marvellously moving'.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Peter Downes Collection (PA-Group-00880)
Reference: PAColl-10159-78
Photograph by Houston Rogers

© Victoria and Albert Museum

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Walls, 'Classical musicians - Leading baritones and basses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45396/inia-te-wiata (accessed 3 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Peter Walls, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014