A former member of the Australian Boys Choir, Henry Choo
attained an Associate Diploma in Singing in 1997 under the guidance of Noel Ancell, and furthered his
vocal and performance studies at the Melba Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music. He
is now one of Australasia's most outstanding and popular tenors.
A member of Opera Australia
's Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Development Program for 2005 and 2006, and former Young Artist of Opera Queensland (2003-2004), Henry
career debut in the role of Ernesto in Opera Queensland's
production ofDon Pasquale, and made his
principal debut with Opera Australia
as the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier.
Since then, he
has sung many leading roles for the national company: Tamino in The Magic Flute, Acis in Acis and Galatea, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Oronte in Alcina, Nadir in The Pearlfishers, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, The Defendant in Trial by Jury, the Herald in Rinaldo, Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette. For State Opera of South Australia
has sung Almaviva and appeared inRigoletto for the Macau International Music Festival.
has been engaged as soloist in many concert works including Mozart'sRequiem, Handel'sMessiah, Bach's St John Passion and Rossini'sPetite Messe Solemnelle.
performed Bach's Cantata No. 207 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra andthe Evangelist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Bach Musica, Auckland. He
has been a frequent guest artist with the Queensland, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Philharmonia and The Australia Ensemble.
In 2010, Henry
performed Aldo/Nigel in Bliss in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Edinburgh Festival, The Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier and Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream for Opera Australia
. For the national company in 2011, he
sang Almaviva, Nadir, Don Ottavio and Camille in a new production of The Merry Widow.
In 2012, Henry Choo
will sing Nadir in The Pearlfishers and Camille in The Merry Widow for Opera Australia
, Nadir for West Australian Opera and will take the tenor solos in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
is proudly sponsored by Martin Dickson AM and Susie Dickson