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Christie Cook

Voice Type:

Mezzo-Soprano

Nationality:

New Zealander, Australian

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian

Opera

Flosshilde
Das Rheingold (Wagner)
Tarnhelm Opera
2019
Dalila
Samson et Dalila (Saint-Saëns)
Aylesbury Opera
2019
Cornelia
Giulio Cesare (Handel)
Teatr Wielki
2018
La Zia Principessa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Opera Anywhere
2018
Delia
The Prometheus Revolution (Keith Burstein)
Fulham Opera
2018
Olga
Eugene Onegin (in English) (Tchaikovsky)
Days Bay Opera
2017
Maddalena
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Teatro Govi, Genova
2017
La Zia Principessa
Suor Angelica (Puccini)
Lunch Break Opera
2017
Mrs North Wind/The Book of Fate/Old Woman
The Enchanted Pig (Jonathan Dove)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2017
Madam Popova
The Bear (Walton)
Festival Valle D'Itria Martina Franca
2016
Isabella
L'italiana in Algeri (Rossini)
Cristiano del Monte at Villa Petrolo
2014
Auntie
Peter Grimes (Britten)
New Zealand Opera School
2014
Miss Baggott
The Little Sweep (Benjamin Britten)
Opera Factory
2013
Lavina
L'oca del Cairo (Mozart (arr. Vinten))
Days Bay Opera
2013
Augusta
The Ballad of Baby Doe (Douglas Moore)
New Zealand Singing School
2013
Prince Orlofsky
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Opera Factory
2012
Speranza, Ninfa
L'Orfeo (Monteverdi)
Opera Otago
2010

Chorus

Chorus
Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)
Grange Park Opera
2018
Chorus
Romeo e Juliette (Gounod)
Grange Park Opera
2018
Chorus
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Festival Valle D'Itria
2016

Oratorio/Concerts

Choir
Requiem (Verdi)
Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner
2018
Alto Solo
Requiem (Mozart)
St Helen's School
2018
Soloist
Gala Concert (Various)
Dulwich Opera Company
2018
Soloist
Concerti (Various)
Casa Cultura e Musica di Velletri
2016
Soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Napier Civic Choir and Orchestra
2016
Alto soloist
Christmas Oratorio (Bach)
Bach Musica
2015
Soloist
Art Song Recital (Brahms, Elgar, Obradors, De Falla)
Tredegarville Church, Cardiff
2015
Soloist
Arias and songs (Various)
Monmouth Male Voice Choir
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Aberystwth Orchestra (Dr David Russel Hulme)
2015
Alto soloist
St John Passion - English (Bach)
Cardiff Camerata Orchestra
2015
Alto soloist
Requiem (Mozart)
Napier Civic Choir and Orchestra
2014
Alto soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Gisborne Choral Society
2014
Alto soloist
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Hastings Choral Society
2014
Alto soloist
Mass in C Major (Beethoven)
Napier Civic Choir and Orchestra
2014
Alto soloist
Choral Fantasie (Beethoven)
Napier Civic Choir & Orchestra
2014
Alto soloist
Vespers 1610 (Monteverdi)
Bach Musica
2014
Alto soloist
Various Choral Works (Various)
Bach Musica
2013
Alto soloist
Maria Theresa Mass (Haydn)
Napier Civic Choir & Orchestra
2013
Didymus
Theodora (Handel)
Handel Consort & Quire
2013
Alto soloist
Messiah (Handel)
Napier Civic Choir and Orchestra
2013
Soloist
Le bal masque (Poulenc)
Auckland Chamber Orchestra
2013
Alto soloist
St Matthew Passion (Bach)
New Zealand Singing School
2013
Soloist
Wesendonck Lieder (Wagner)
Various Venues - with Terence Dennis
2013
Alto soloist
Gloria (Vivaldi)
Central Otago Regional Choir & Orchestra
2011
Alto soloist
Paukenmesse (Haydn)
Christchurch Cathedral Choir & Orchestra
2009

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Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship (2014)

Winner Ronald Dellow Memorial Scholarship (2012)

Competitions

Semi Finalist Lexus Song Quest (2014)

Winner Dunedin Aria (2013)

Winner Wellington Aria (2013)

Runner Up New Zealand Aria (2012)

MA
Wales International Academy of Voice
2014–2015
Bachelor of Music (Hon)
Otago University
2007–2010

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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