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Clinton Fung is a UK-based Baritone currently studying under the tutelage of Dennis O’Neill (CBE) at the Wales International Academy of Voice in Cardiff. Clinton holds a Master of Music (Vocal Studies) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and Postgraduate Diploma (Opera Studies) from the University of Waikato where he studied with Dame Malvina Major. He also gained his Bachelor of Music from the University of Otago majoring in Classical Voice Performance.
Clinton was twice nominated for the New Zealand National Young Performer of the Year Award and recipient of the 2016 Wallace Cooperation University of Waikato Blues Award. He was selected for the inaugural Dame Malvina Major Opera Programme. Clinton is also an alumnus of the New Zealand Opera School and New Zealand Singing School. He was a member of the Freemason New Zealand Opera Chorus, New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Choir.
Clinton’s notable operatic roles include: Walter (Die Dreigroschenoper, RCS), Le Gendarme (Les Mamelles de Tirésias, RCS, Lorenzo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Auckland Opera Studio), Filotete (Oreste, Auckland Opera Studio), Dan (The Bone Feeder, Auckland Arts Festival), Betto (Gianni Schicchi, Auckland Opera Factory), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro, University of Waikato), Dulcamara (Elixir of Love, NZ Opera schools tour), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte, University of Otago), Waikato (This Other Eden, Otago Arts Festival), and Custom Official (La Bohème, NZ Opera).
Equally comfortable on the concert platform, Clinton has featured as a soloist in works including: Rutter’s Mass of the Children (City of Dunedin Choir), Bach Cantata BWV147, (Tauranga Civic Choir), Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia (Handel Consort and Quire), Mendelssohn Vom Himmel Hoch and Hamilton’s What Sweeter Music (Premiere) (Pakuranga Choral Society), Hamilton’s Christmas Then and Now (Premiere) (Pakuranga Choral Society), Orff’s Carmina Burana (Pakuranga Choral Society).