Henry Choo

By March 8, 2018Artists, Featured Artists

Tenor 

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 Naxos).
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.

In 2017 Henry made his world debut in the role of Ben (The Bone Feeder) with Opera NZ and Auckland Festival. Henry also sang with the Auckland Choral Society, Melbourne Bach Choir, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, NZ Bach Society, Robert (Robert Devereux) with Melbourne Opera, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

In 2018 Henry will be recording his debut CD titled “Bright Poet” with the Wellington Symphony Orchestra, Sailor (Tristan and Isolde), Opera in the Vineyard for NZ Opera, Beethoven 9 with the WA Symphony Orchestra, world debut of works by Ross Harris with the Auckland Philharmonia Trust Orchestra, perform on the inaugural UK Bravo Cruise, Morning Melodies (Hamer Hall), Carmina Burana for Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Australian Bravo Cruise and Handel’s Messiah with the Symphony Orchestras of Tasmania, WA and Adelaide.

For more information, please visit Henry’s official website at http://www.henrychoo.com/