Newspaper Article 1993 – Hastings always special to Australian tenor

Hastings always special to Australian tenor

By Marion Morris
Staff reporter, Hastings

Hastings will always be special to Howard Spicer the international tenor who is playing Don Jose in the Hawke’s Bay Opera Trust’s season of Bizet’s Carmen.

[…]pion, is the best I have ever worked for.”

For the past two years Spicer has been studying at Bible College in Sydney.

“It was through Bev and Cedric Heard of Hastings that I had a look at Christianity. They took me to the […]

“I sang from an early age. The greatest time of my life was when my voice broke.

“I have always had a natural voice. I have sung in musical comedy as well as opera. But I could never handle dialogue.

“God gave me this voice for a reason […]

Photo caption – Australian tenor Howard Spicer sings to Beatrice Heays, 97, at Gracelands today.

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