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NZ Aria Trust presents Christian Thurston

When:

Sun 23 Aug 2015, 2:00pm

Where: Rotorua Civic Theatre, c/- Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre,1170 Fenton St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Born in Rotorua where he was Head Boy at John Paul College, Studied with Mona Ross, Richard Greager and Margaret Medlyn.

Christian is a current New Zealand Opera Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist. He holds a PGDip in Performance Voice, BMus in Classical Performance – Voice (Victoria University), and ATCL in Speech & Drama – Distinction (Trinity College, London), Third place in the Lexus Song Quest (2014) and finalist New Zealand Aria (2014). Recipient of numerous awards in the fields of music, speech, drama and leadership including Speech New Zealand Scholarship for top in New Zealand (Grade 8), and was named Mazda Foundation New Zealand Young Performer of the Year (2009), Rotorua Trust Tertiary Scholarship (2009), the Moyra Todd Memorial Scholarship (2014), and the New Zealand Opera Circle 100 Scholarship (2015).

Christian moves to New York in August to complete his Masters of Music under the tutelage of internationally acclaimed bass-baritone James Morris at the Manhattan School of Music.

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