In Conversation with Geoffrey Chard AM

In Conversation

Wednesdays at 1pm

Each week presenter Simon Moore spends an hour in conversation with one of the greatest musicians, singers, composers or conductors, along with up-and-comers and others who influence our arts landscape.


Geoffrey Chard is a doyen of the opera world. He was part of the inaugural production of the Australian Elizabethan Trust Opera Company – the forerunner to Opera Australia – back in 1956. He never looked back, performing regular with the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden, the English National Opera as well as Opera Australia. Late last year he celebrated his 90th birthday. In this episode, Geoffrey regales us with tales of his long and rich career.

In 1988 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to opera.

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