Singing both baritone and bass, Roger is one of New Zealand’s most experienced and versatile resident singers. He has a wide repertoire, has been engaged as a soloist by all New Zealand’s major opera companies, orchestras and choirs and is also well known as a recitalist and broadcaster.
He began his professional career in 1970 in Switzerland and Germany and performing in Germany, France and Switzerland, and is now in his vocal prime.
He has performed at a number of premieres of New Zealand composers’ works including:
Gillian Whitehead’s Tristan and Iseult, Dorothy Buchanan’s The Woman at the Store, Helen Fisher’s Taku Wana and the re-created Ribbands/Don musical_Marama_.
He has recorded a CD The Songs of the Morning: A Musical Sketch, a recording of narrative, poems and music composed in the Antarctic by his maternal grandfather, Lt. Gerald Doorly, on board the SY Morning, the relief ship to Scott’s Discovery expedition in 1902.Source: Roger Wilson, June 2007