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CHRISTIE COOK

Mezzo-soprano

Clevedon, Auckland

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.

Christie permanently relocated to the UK in 2017, where she enjoys a varied freelance opera career in London and abroad, singing regularly with national companies Grange Park Opera, The Monteverdi Choir, Longborough Festival Opera, as well as opera houses in Europe. She has a number of exciting postponed 2020 contracts coming up in 2021.

Roles include Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Dalila (Samson et Dalila), Getrude (Hansel & Gretel), Waltraute (Die Walkure), First Norn (Gotterdammerung), Flosshilde (Das Rheingold), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Madame Popova (The Bear), Maddalena (Rigoletto), La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Mrs Northwind/Old Woman (The Enchanted Pig), Delia (The Prometheus Revolution).

Christie has also been an active oratorio singer, singing all the major mezzo roles in The Messiah (Handel), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Requiem (Mozart), Vespers 1610 (Monteverdi), Gloria (Vivaldi), Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini), various Haydn masses.

Christie has toured extensively with The Monteverdi Choir in Europe and America, under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and enjoys professional ensemble singing alongside her solo work.

When not performing, Christie is a sort after voice teacher, working in private schools across London. Christie is also a qualified ABRSM examiner.