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 of Don 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 in Rigoletto for the Macau International Music Festival.
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. For the national company the following year, he sang Almaviva, Nadir, Don Ottavio and Camille in a new production of The Merry Widow.
In 2012, Henry Choo sang Nadir in The Pearl Fishers and Camille in The Merry Widow for Opera Australia, Nadir for West Australian Opera and took the tenor solos in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Edo de Waart.
In 2013, Henry sings Don Ottavio for West Australian Opera and appears in concert with the Auckland Philharmonia and the Tasmanian Symphony.
Henry Choo is proudly sponsored by Martin Dickson AM and Susie Dickson