About the Author
Raymund Dring first sang an operatic title role as a boy soprano, appearing as Sammy, `The Little Sweep' in Benjamin Britten's `Let's Make an Opera!' a role he shared with David Hemmings and Michael Crawford. Later, as a tenor, he appeared in West End Shows such as `The Black and White Minstrels', and `Strike a Light!' before joining up with his brother Edmund in a cabaret act known as `The Brothers Dring'. Appearing aboard various P&O liners like the old Canberra and Oriana often took them to Australia, where they settled for a while, Raymund also studying opera at The Sydney Conservatorium. This eventually led to a change of career. After singing extensively in Australia including several roles in ABC TV operas, a return to England heralded appearances at Glyndebourne and work with the BBC Singers, before joining the permanent chorus at The ENO.