Tanya Hurst

Tanya Hurst

Lirico Spinto Soprano

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2016Verdi: MacbethLady in Waiting/Dama
2016Verdi: La TraviataSoprano Chorus
2016Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorSoloist
2016Rossini: Petite Messe SolennelleSoprano soloist
2016Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2016Wagner R.: Parsifal1. Blumenmädchen
2000Verdi: MacbethLast-in-waiting
2000Verdi: La TraviataSoprano 1 chorus
2000Handel: MessiahSoprano solo
2000Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2000Mozart: Die ZauberflöteSoprano chorus
2000Haydn: Mass No. 11, Hob. XXII/11, D minor (Nelson Mass)Soprano
2000Orff: Carmina BuranaSoprano
2000Poulenc: GloriaSoprano
2000Verdi: MacbethDama
2000Verdi: MacbethDama


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.   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 has sung Beethoven's 9th with the Bristol Metropolitian Orchestra at Colston Hall. In the Autumn Tanya will appeared in  Elemental Opera's production of Parsifal as a Flowermaiden and as Kate Pinkerton for Ormond Opera. In 2017 Tanya makes her debut with Grange Park Opera as Gerhilde in Wagner's Die Walkure.   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 has performed with English Voices at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, in Zürich with the Zürcher-Sing Akademie and toured throughout the UK with the Armonico Consort.   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.   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.   Tanya 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.   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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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Macbeth Lady in Waiting/Dama Immediately Iford Arts 2016
Verdi: La Traviata Soprano Chorus Immediately West Green House Opera 2016
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minor Soloist Immediately Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra 2016
Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Soprano soloist Immediately Cor Dyfed 2016
Puccini: La Bohème Musetta Immediately Merry Opera 2016