Henry Choo

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Henry Choo

Henry Choo

Regarded as one of Australia’s finest lyric coloratura tenors with a voice that displays great versatility across a range of styles, Henry was raised in the cultural city of Melbourne and originally trained as a pianist, violinist and boy soprano. He achieved an Associate Diploma in Singing and furthered his operatic studies at the Melba Conservatorium and the Australian National Academy of Music, as well as with late French repertoire specialist Susan Falk.

Henry is an alumnus of both the Young Artist Program of Opera Queensland and the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Development Program of Opera Australia. He has received multiple Green Room Award nominations, most recently for his portrayal of Robert Leicester in Melbourne Opera’s production of Maria Stuarda.

 

Henry made his career debut in the role of Ernesto in Opera Queensland’s production of (Don Pasquale), and his principal debut with Opera Australia as the Italian Singer in (Der Rosenkavalier).  Other major roles include Nemorino (L’elisir D’amore), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Acis (Acis and Galatea), Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Nadir (The Pearl Fishers), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Lysander (A Midsummers Night’s Dream), Lord Percy (Anna Bolena) and Baccus (Ariadne auf Naxus).

 

This year Henry debuted the role of Ben (The Bone Feeder) with Opera NZ and Auckland Festival.  Henry will also be singing with the Auckland Choral Society, Melbourne Bach Choir, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, NZ Bach Society, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

 

Henry has worked with the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, Darwin, New Zealand, Christchurch, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Philharmonia, Australia Ensemble and Auckland Bach Musica.

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