"Beautiful. World-Class"

Opera-Opera

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... read more.


See and Hear

something for the senses
Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tenor: Henry Choo
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Chorusmaster: Vance George
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Shanghai Opera House Chorus
Der Winterreise (Schubert)
Adelaide International Guitar Festival
Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Centre
Tenor: Henry Choo
Guitar: Oliver Fartach-Naini
Guitar: Lee Song-Ou
Dalla Sua Pace (Don Giovanni, Mozart)
Opera Australia
Sydney Opera House
Tenor: Henry Choo
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Pennies for your thoughts

what critics say

"Tenor Henry Choo's voice as Nadir blossomed with colour and honey sweetness as soon as he opened his mouth."


Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald
The Pearlfishers

Opera Australia Sydney 2012


"The sorrowful tone of the work is reminiscent of German lullabies… Choo's voice radiated those values with warmth and honesty. The combination of power and delicacy in his voice gave life to the material and his control introduced a wonderfully engaging dramatic tension and suspense. The overall effect saw the audience being led away into a timeless world where now and again the hairs bristled on the back of the neck as the audience hung onto every note and every audible meaning regardless of the language barrier."

Heather-Jean Moyes
The Seasons | Winterreise
Adelaide International Guitar Festival 2012


"Henry Choo delivered a superb performance both vocally and dramatically. His was a character with purpose and strength. The gorgeous tone of his lyrical tenor voice never sounded so good. His Act I aria (Dalla Sua pace) was delivered with suave Mozartian finesse, a beautiful legato line, musical phrasing and colouring of dynamics. The rest of his performance was also vocal gold."

The Opera Insider
Don Giovanni
Opera Australia Sydney 2011

Notes of Gratitude

acknowledgement of generous support

Mr Martin Dickson AM
and Mrs Susie Dickson proudly sponsor Henry's performances with Opera Australia.





Henry's involvement in Opera Queensland's Young Artist Program was sponsored by Macquarie Bank (2003), and Campbell Brothers Limited (2004).

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