Vocal Masterclass by Tenor Gregory Massingham
Free enrolment in a vocal masterclass by renowned Australian tenor Gregory Massingham!
Recital Hall, 8/F, High Block, Hong Kong City Hall
Eligibility for Participation: Current vocal major university students or having attained the ATCL in singing or its equivalent
Masterclass Application: Please complete and return the Masterclass Application Form.
Free admission for audience. Registration required on a first-come-first-served basis. Please complete and return the Audience Registration Form.
Enquiries: 2722-1650; firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by: Bel Canto Singers
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Produced by: RhapsoArts Management
Gregory Massingham (Tenor)
Tenor Gregory Massingham is one of Australia's most experienced singers. Following postgraduate study at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama and with the distinguished tenor Sir Peter Pears, Mr. Massingham took up a position at the Queensland Conservatorium, where he held the position of Head of Opera from 1995 until 2014.
As Head of the Opera, Mr. Massingham has directed over 20 operatic works including Die Zauberflote (Mozart), Les Mamelles de Tiresias (Poulenc), L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Ravel) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Britten). As a performing tenor, he has performed the role of Tamino in Die Zauberflote for Canberra Opera, the role of Alessandro in Mozart's Il re pastore for Victoria State Opera and with Opera Queensland, the role of Jack in Graeme Koehne's Love Burns, M. Triquet in Eugene Onegin, the Prologue in Britten's The Turn of the Screw and the role of the Emperor in Turandot, in Opera Queensland's collaboration with Opera Australia.
Mr. Massingham also maintains a busy performance schedule as a concert artist. He appears regularly as tenor soloist with major orchestras and Choral Societies in Australia and New Zealand and has performed under conductors including Sir David Willcocks, Sir Charles Mackerras, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Gunther Schuller, Bruno Weil and Jane Glover. Recent performances have included Bach's Matthäus Passion in Hobart and Auckland and Johannes Passion in Wellington and Brisbane, concerts with harpist Marshall Maguire at the Bangalow Music Festival, Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Queensland Choir and the first Australian performance of Haydn's opera L’isola disabitata.
In 2013, the anniversary year of the birth of Benjamin Britten, Mr. Massingham was tenor soloist in major works by the composer, including Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Les Illuminations and War Requiem. In 2018, Mr. Massingham released a CD of Bach tenor arias from the cantatas featuring obbligato instruments.