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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)
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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