Labour leader race: the operaby Toby Manhire
David Cunliffe's big announcement, and Shearer's exit speech, in booming baritone*.
The scrapping around the Labour leader over the last year or so has regularly been described as a pantomime, but the latest developments are now captured in a loftier theatrical genre: opera.
The chest-beating announcement of candidacy in the contest for the next Labour leader by David Cunliffe has been set to music, sung by Andrew Grenon and accompanied by Robbie Ellis.
That came as a request following the pair's first performance, the David Shearer resignation:
Now they've begun, it would be rude not to chronicle the entire race in operatic form. Please.
* He's actually a tenor, but that doesn't alliterate as neatly.
MostReadArticlesCollectionWidget - Most Read - Used in articles
65786 2017-01-11 10:41:07Z World by Bernard Lagan
65592 2017-01-09 09:46:16Z Education by The Conversation
65251 2016-12-21 14:57:39Z Urbanism by Alice Harbourne
AdvertModule - Advert - M-Rec / Halfpage
66228 1/21/2017 9:55:38 AM
66222 1/21/2017 8:55:04 AM
66214 1/20/2017 3:16:05 PM
66212 2017-01-20 15:13:29Z History by Redmer Yska Read more
66199 2017-01-20 13:55:26Z Health by Michelle Duff Read more
65525 2017-01-20 00:00:00Z World by The Conversation Read more