New Zealander, Australian
Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert
Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship (2014)
Winner Ronald Dellow Memorial Scholarship (2012)
Semi Finalist Lexus Song Quest (2014)
Winner Dunedin Aria (2013)
Winner Wellington Aria (2013)
Runner Up New Zealand Aria (2012)
New Zealand born mezzo soprano Christie Cook graduated from the University of Otago (2011), and the Wales International Academy of Voice (2015), with a Bachelor of Music (Hons), and a Master of Arts, respectively.
In 2016, Christie relocated to Italy to work with teacher Sherman Lowe, and coach, Joyce Fieldsend, in addition to studying the Italian language. Last July saw her make her Italian operatic debut in the 42nd Festival Valle D’Itria singing the role of Popova in Walton’s comic opera The Bear, to great acclaim.
Pre Christmas, Christie completed a concert series in Rome with New Zealand soprano Gina Sanders, before returning to New Zealand for performances of Messiah, and a summer production of Eugene Onegin, where she debuted the role of Olga.
When in New Zealand, Christie has been an active recitalist and oratorio singer, as well as winning a number of national aria competitions and awards, including the prestigious Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship. Concert works include; Messiah (Handel), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Gloria (Vivaldi), Requiem (Mozart), Mass in C (Beethoven), Vespers 1610 (Monteverdi), Paukenmesse, Maria Therisienmesse (Haydn), Wesendonck Lieder in recital with Terence Dennis (Wagner), Le bal masque (Poulenc).
Christie is now based in London and busy on the audition trail. She just completed a production of Rigoletto in Genoa, Italy, where she sang the role of Maddalena. Christie will return to Italy later this year to debut the role of Flora in La Traviata, and intends to continue to pursue work in Italy as well as the UK.
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