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Christopher Tonkin

Baritone

Background: Born, Australia. Bachelor of Music Performance - Victorian College of the Arts; Postgraduate Diploma of Music Performance - Royal Academy of Music, London. Winner Italian Opera Award 2005

OA repertoire: Antonio: The Gondoliers, Novice's Friend: Billy Budd, Count: Capriccio

Other Companies: Ping: Turandot, Schaunard: La bohème, The Algerian: Intolleranza, Pantalon: The Love for Three Oranges, Dancairo: Carmen (Hannover State Opera); Guglielmo: Così fan tutte, Belcore: L'elisir d'amore (Victorian Opera); title role: Don Giovanni (Melbourne Opera); Silvio: Pagliacci (Romania); Anténor: Dardanus, Robert: Iolanta, Marco: Gianni Schicchi, Tarquinis: The Rape of Lucretia, Count: Le nozze di Figaro (Royal Academy Opera); L’Horloge Comptoise/Le Chat: L’Enfant et les sortileges, Happy: La fanciulla del West (MSO, SOSA); Black minister: Le Grand Macabre (Adelaide Festival). Soloist credits include Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Cantata BWV 207, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (MSO); Haydn’s Maria Theresa Mass, Nelson Mass (Royal Melbourne Philharmonic); Haydn's Paukenmesse, Mozart’s Requiem, Purcell's Ode to St Cecilia (Leith Hill Music Festival)