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Tanya Hurst

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

Australian

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English

Agent:

Helen Sykes Artists' Management
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Opera

Lady Macbeth
Macbeth (Verdi)
English Touring Opera
2019
Lady in Waiting
Macbeth (Verdi)
English Touring Opera
2019
Cio-Cio San (English)
Madame Butterfly (Puccini)
Iford
2018
Amelia
Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)
Grange Park Opera
2018
Kundry
Parsifal (Wagner)
Saffron Opera Group
2018
Ellen Orford
Peter Grimes (Britten)
SL Opera Group
2018
Gerhilde
Die Walküre (Wagner)
Grange Park Opera
2017
Kate Pinkerton
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Ormond Opera
2016
Flowermaiden I
Parsifal (Wagner)
Elemental Opera
2016
Squire I
Parsifal (Wagner)
Elemental Opera
2016
Soprano Quartet
Fire Ring (Terterian)
Grimeborn/Arcola
2016
Lady in Waiting
Macbeth (Verdi)
Iford
2016
Musetta
La bohème (Puccini)
Merry Opera
2016
Micaëla
Carmen (Bizet)
Opera Face2Face
2015
Fox
The Cunning Little Vixen (Janáček)
Co Opera Co SDP
2014
Popova
The Bear (Walton)
Independent
2013
Marenka
The Bartered Bride (Smetana)
City of Manchester Opera
2013
Soprano
King Harold's Saga (Judith Weir)
Independent RNCM
2013
Magda
La Rondine (Puccini)
RNCM
2013
Mimi​
La Boheme (Puccini)
RNCM
2013
Second Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Young Opera Venture
2012
Gretel​
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)
Didsbury Arts Festival
2012
Fiordiligi
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
RNCM
2012
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
British Youth Opera Workshop
2012
Antonia
Les contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach)
Melbourne Opera Studio
2009
First Lady
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Melbourne Opera Studio
2009

Chorus

Extra Chorus
La Traviata (Verdi)
ENO
2018
Extra Chorus
Aida (Verdi)
ENO
2017
Chorus Soprano
Tosca (Puccini)
Grange Park Opera
2017
Chorus Soprano
Gotterdammerung (extracts) (Wagner)
Mastersingers
2016
Chorus Soprano
La traviata (Verdi)
West Green House Opera
2016
English Voices
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Bath Abbey
2018
Soloist
Vier Letzte Lieder (Strauss, R)
Orchestra of the City
2017
Soloist
9th Choral Symphony (Beethoven)
Bristol Metropolitian Orchestra
2016

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Competitions

Finalist Wagner Society Singing Competition (2015)

Reserve Finalist Verdi Prize Fulham Opera (2015)

Winner Czech Song Prize Emmy Destinn Young Singers Award (2015)

"...supported by the brilliant Tanya Hurst (Musetta), who sang extrovertly, at times bubbling with comic energy..." (2016)

"The young singers were perfect for the roles with clear diction and tight control of their voices without the heaviness of voice which can come with age. Robyn and Tanya definitely stole the show in their scenes together; the gleam in Tanya's eyes was delightful." Robert Hugill (2014)

Master of Music
Royal Northern College of Music
2011–2013
Post Graduate Diploma of Music
The University of Melbourne
2009
Bachelor of Music
Griffith University QLD Conservatorium of Music
2003–2007


Winner of the Czech Song Prize at the 2015 Emmy Destinn Young Singer’s Award and Finalist at the 2015 Wagner Society of England’s Singing Competition, Australian Soprano Tanya Hurst is a graduate from the Royal Northern College of Music gaining a Master of Music with Distinction under the tutelage of Nick Powell.

In addition to this she holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Performance from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium. During her studies at The University of Melbourne Tanya was an Associate Artist with The Melbourne Opera Studio.

Already in 2016 Tanya has performed the role of Musetta for Merry Opera's La Boheme which finished touring in March. Over the Summer Tanya is making her debut at Iford singing the Lady-in-Waiting in Verdi's Macbeth. Following this she will join the Chorus at West Green House Opera for Verdi's La Traviata. Amid her operatic engagements she will be singing Beethoven's 9th with the Bristol Metropolitian Orchestra at Colston Hall.

Her versatility is shown by the depth of her repertoire. From Baroque to Contemporary, having been a principal Soprano for the RNCMSU Bach Ensemble to making her debut at Wigmore Hall singing 4 Primo Levi Settings by Simon Bainbridge in 2013.

Operatic credits include The Fox (Cunning Little Vixen), Marenka (Bartered Bride), Micaela (Carmen), First and Second Ladies (Die Zauberflöte), Soprano (King Harald’s Saga), Popova (The Bear) and Musetta (La Boheme). Her concert and oratorio performances have involved J. S. Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah and Dixit Dominus, Arvo Pärt’s Stabat Mater, Poulenc's Gloria, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Paukenmesse and Beethoven's 9th.

Tanya was a Finalist for the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Prize for the singing of Strauss held at the RNCM (2012). She is the winner of the Armstead Award and was a Finalist for the 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award (2010) and consequently was broadcast on 3MBS. Tanya completed her time at the RNCM on a high after being awarded the Claire Croiza Prize for French Song (2013).

She has participated in the British Youth Opera workshops and has been involved with The Divas and Scholars Masterclass & Co.

Her studies have been generously supported by the Lady Turner Exhibition, Clarice Malyon Middleton Scholarship, A E Floyd Memorial Scholarship, Joan Sutherland Society Study Grant, Opus50 Charitable Trust, PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation, a Tait Memorial Trust grant to attend the 2012 London Master Classes and most recently the 'Mona McGlone Scholarship' awarded to her from the RNCM.






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