HENRY CHOO (TENOR)
One of Australia’s finest lyric coloratura
tenors, Henry achieved an Associate Diploma in Singing under the tutelage of
Noel Ancell OAM and furthered his vocal and operatic studies at Melba
Conservatorium of Music and Australian National Academy of Music. He is an
alumnus of both the Young Artist Program of Opera Queensland and the Moffatt
Oxenbould Young Artist Development Program of Opera Australia.
Henry made his career debut in the role of
Ernesto (Don Pasquale) for Opera Queensland, and his principal
debut with Opera Australia as Italian Singer (Der Rosenkavalier).
Other roles for Opera Australia have included Nemorino (L’elisir D'amore),
Gerald (Lakmé), Nadir (Les pêcheurs de perles),
Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni),
Ferrando (Così Fan Tutte), Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di
Siviglia), and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), to
name but a few.
Henry's concert profile has been impressive and
varied, having performed with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Auckland
Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland and
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Australian Youth Orchestra,
The Australia Ensemble, the Australian Army Band, the Three Chinese Tenors and
the Three Australian Tenors.
He has been broadcast on local and
international TV and radio, and features as a sung voice-over in the P.J Hogan
starring Toni Collette.
2015 has already seen Henry perform the role of
Lord Riccardo Percy in Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena for OperaBox in Western
Australia, and includes performances with Queensland and Melbourne Symphony
Orchestras as well as Christchurch Symphony later in the year.