Mar 12 2009

Pollack – Garry

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Gary PollackGarry’s vocal talents are well known to many in the Yass Valley region where he was born and raised and where his parents and siblings still live. Garry attended both primary and secondary schooling in Yass before moving on to pursue his love of singing. The following CV is C/- Stopera Chamber Opera Company, Canberra

Garry Pollack studied with Ronald Maconaghie at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has also worked with Gwynne Howell, David Harper and Robert Dean in London. Garry sang in the extra chorus of Opera Australia for three years and in May 2000 was a finalist in the Covent Garden National Opera Studio Scholarship.

His operatic engagements have included Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore for Opera Theatre Company, Dublin, Sarastro in Die Zauberflute and Doctor Grenvil in La Traviata for Central Festival Opera, Angelotti in Tosca for London Opera Players, Colline in La boheme for Opera Project, and Sergeant Meryll in The Yeoman of the Guard for British Youth Opera. He has also covered Sarastro for Longborough Festival Opera, Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance for D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and Lord Rochefort in Anna Bolena for the Tower of London Festival. His musical theatre credits include Billy Bigelow in Carousel at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

Gary Pollack

In concert, Garry has performed Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the London Welsh Chorale, Messiah at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, Handel’s Israel in Egypt at St Albans Abbey, Learned Judge in Trial by Jury and Porgy in Porgy and Bess. His repertoire also includes Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s St Cecilia Mass and Mass in G, Charpentier’s Te Deum and Pergolesi’s Magnificat. He has performed with many conductors including Roderick Brydon, Alex Ingram, John Owen Edwards, Richard Gill and Simon Kenway. He appears in the role of Pirate King for Rockdale Opera’s production of The Pirates of Penzance in April 2006.