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This profile was last updated on 5/2/14  and contains information from public web pages.
Henry Choo
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Australian Boys Choir

Education

  • Associate Diploma
    Australian National Academy of Music
  • Chorus Master Vance George
57 Total References
Web References
Henry Choo | Lyric Coloratura Tenor | Biography
www.henrychoo.com, 2 May 2014 [cached]
Henry Choo | Lyric Coloratura Tenor
One of Australia's finest lyric coloratura tenors, Henry Choo was born abroad but raised and schooled in the cultural city of Melbourne. Henry attained an Associate Diploma in Singing in 1997 under the tutelage of Noel Ancell OAM. He furthered his vocal and operatic studies at the Melba Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music, and with the late Susan Falk. He is an alumni of both the Young Artist Program of Opera Queensland and the Moffatt Oxenbould Young Artist Development Program of Australia's national opera company, Opera Australia.
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.
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or Opera Australia, Henry has also performed the roles of Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Aldo/Nigel Clunes in Bliss, Tebaldo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Acis in Acis and Galatea, Nemorino in L'elisir D'amore, Gerald in Lakmé, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte, Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Oronte in Alcina, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Hotel Porter in Death in Venice, The Defendant in Trial By Jury, Faninal Major-Domo in Der Rosenkavalier, Herald in Rinaldo, as well as tenor soloist in Vaughan William's The Pilgrim's Progress, Mozart's Reqiuem and excerpts from Mitridate re di Ponto.
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Henry's understudy roles have included Elvino (La Sonnambula), Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Tito (La Clemenza di Tito), Tybalt (Romeo et Juliet), Remendado (Carmen), and 1st Jew (Salome).
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Henry has performed soloist in many oratorio works including Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Samson, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Bach's St John Passion, Rossini's Petite Messe Solemnelle, and has sung recitals for various groups including the National Gallery of Victoria, Opera Society of Victoria, Eastern Metropolitan Opera, The Australian Robert Stolz Society, and The Lieder Society of Victoria.
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In 2010, Henry performed Aldo/Nigel Clunes 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 Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Nadir (The Pearlfishers), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), and Camille du Rosillon in a new production of The Merry Widow. He will once again appear as tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah for both The Queensland Orchestra and Perth's Collegium Symphonic Choir in December.
In 2012, Henry will sing Nadir in The Pearlfishers and Camille du Rosillon in The Merry Widow for Opera Australia, Nadir (The Pearlfishers) for West Australian Opera, take the tenor solo in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and perform excerpts from Schubert's Der Winterreise at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival with internationally-acclaimed guitarists Oliver Fartach-Naini and Lee Song-Ou.
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HENRY CHOO: Opera Australia
www.opera-australia.org.au, 10 April 2012 [cached]
HENRY CHOO
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 made his 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, he has sung Almaviva and appeared inRigoletto for the Macau International Music Festival.
Henry has been engaged as soloist in many concert works including Mozart'sRequiem, Handel'sMessiah, Bach's St John Passion and Rossini'sPetite Messe Solemnelle. He 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.
Henry Choo is proudly sponsored by Martin Dickson AM and Susie Dickson
Zelman Symphony - Henry Choo
zelmansymphony.org.au, 31 Aug 2013 [cached]
Henry Choo Zelman Symphony - Henry Choo Zelman Symphony
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Henry Choo - tenor
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.
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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 made his career debut in the role of Ernesto in Opera Queensland's production of Don Pasquale, and made his principal debut with Opera Australia as the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier.
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Henry has been engaged as soloist in many concert works including Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Bach's St John Passion and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. He performed Bach's Cantata No. 207 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the 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.
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In 2012, Henry Choo sang Nadir in The Pearl Fishers and Camille in The Merry Widow for Opera Australia, Nadir again for West Australian Opera and the tenor solos in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Edo de Waart.
NYCA - The National Youth Choir of Australia
draft.nyca.org.au, 10 May 2011 [cached]
Henry Choo NYCA - The National Youth Choir of Australia
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Henry Choo
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Henry Choo
A former member of the Australian Boys Choir, Henry joined NYCA in 1996 (Melbourne) and was actively involved with the choir until 1998. His musical studies have included those at the Melba Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music. These days he sings professionally with Opera Queensland, Opera Australia, and any other company that thinks he's worth spending a little money on.
NYCA holds special memories for Henry, as it was in Brisbane 1997 that he met his future wife.
Gallery
www.henrychoo.com, 14 Feb 2006 [cached]
Henry Choo, Bernard Wheaton
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Henry Choo, Georgia Hawes
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Yvonne Kenny, Henry Choo Henry Choo, Joshua Bloom & Alexander Briger
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Henry Choo, Philip Langridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Richard Hickox
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Henry Choo, Taryn Fiebig
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Henry Choo (Oronte)
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Sarah Castle, Henry Choo (Oronte) Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Natalie Jones, Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Jack Webster, Rosemary Gunn, Luke Gabbedy, Emma Matthews, Warwick Fyfe, Cathy Dadd
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Henry Choo, Luke Gabbedy, Emma Matthews, Richard Bonynge
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Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Ernesto), Opera Queensland Ladies Chorus. Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Bernard Wheaton (Major-Domo), Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Helen Donaldson (Norina) & Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Italian Singer). Photo: Branco Gaica
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Henry Choo (Defendant)
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Joshua Bloom (Guglielmo), Henry Choo (Ferrando), Antoinette Halloran (Despina). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Leanne Kenneally (Fiordiligi), Henry Choo (Ferrando). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Leanne Kenneally (Fiordiligi), Henry Choo (Ferrando). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Ferrando). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Amelia Farrugia (Adina). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Richard Alexander, Andrew Frith. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Richard Alexander (Dulcamara). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Richard Alexander (Dulcamara). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Jared Holt (Belcore). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Jared Holt (Belcore). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Jared Holt (Belcore), Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), OA Ladies Chorus. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), OA Ladies Chorus. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Amelia Farrugia (Adina), Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Amelia Farrugia, OA Ladies Chorus. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Almaviva), OA Gents Chorus. Photo: Jeff Busby
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte), Natalie Jones (Morgana) Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Almaviva), Emma Matthews (Rosina). Photo: Jeff Busby
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Henry Choo (Almaviva), Emma Matthews (Rosina). Photo: Jeff Busby
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Cheryl Barker (Lauretta), Henry Choo (Rinuccio). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Cheryl Barker (Lauretta), Henry Choo (Rinuccio). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Shane Lowrencev (Betto), Henry Choo (Rinuccio). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Bernard Wheaton
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Henry Choo, Georgia Hawes
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Henry Choo, Joshua Bloom & Alexander Briger
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Yvonne Kenny, Henry Choo Henry Choo, Philip Langridge, Peter Coleman-Wright, Richard Hickox
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Henry Choo, Taryn Fiebig
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Henry Choo (Oronte)
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Sarah Castle, Henry Choo (Oronte) Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Natalie Jones, Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Jack Webster, Rosemary Gunn, Luke Gabbedy, Emma Matthews, Warwick Fyfe, Cathy Dadd
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Henry Choo, Luke Gabbedy, Emma Matthews, Richard Bonynge
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Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Ernesto), Opera Queensland Ladies Chorus. Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Bernard Wheaton (Major-Domo), Henry Choo (Ernesto). Photo: Rob Maccoll
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Henry Choo (Italian Singer). Photo: Branco Gaica
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Henry Choo (Italian Singer). Photo: Branco Gaica
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Henry Choo (Defendant)
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Joshua Bloom (Guglielmo), Henry Choo (Ferrando), Antoinette Halloran (Despina). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Leanne Kenneally (Fiordiligi), Henry Choo (Ferrando). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Leanne Kenneally (Fiordiligi), Henry Choo (Ferrando). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Ferrando). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Amelia Farrugia (Adina). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Richard Alexander, Andrew Frith. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Richard Alexander (Dulcamara). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Richard Alexander (Dulcamara). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Jared Holt (Belcore). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), Jared Holt (Belcore). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Jared Holt (Belcore), Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), OA Ladies Chorus. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino), OA Ladies Chorus. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Amelia Farrugia (Adina), Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo, Amelia Farrugia, OA Ladies Chorus. Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Nemorino). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Almaviva), OA Gents Chorus. Photo: Jeff Busby
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte), Natalie Jones (Morgana) Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Almaviva), Emma Matthews (Rosina). Photo: Jeff Busby
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Henry Choo (Almaviva), Emma Matthews (Rosina). Photo: Jeff Busby
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Henry Choo (Oronte). Photo: Stephen Bennett
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Cheryl Barker (Lauretta), Henry Choo (Rinuccio). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Cheryl Barker (Lauretta), Henry Choo (Rinuccio). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Shane Lowrencev (Betto), Henry Choo (Rinuccio). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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Henry Choo (Tebaldo), Catherine Carby (Romeo). Photo: Judith Fay-Taylor
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