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Christopher Diffey

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Christopher Diffey was born in Melbourne, Australia and completed his postgraduate training in London at the Royal Academy of Music (Opera Course). Awards include the English Touring Opera Young Artist bursary, as well as the Norman McCann Scholarship, Picker Trust Award and Rhoda Jones Roberts Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music. Operatic engagements include Condulmiero/Maometto Secondo (Garsington Opera), Triplet 1/Clemency and Mercury/Orpheus in the Underworld (Scottish Opera), Cavaradossi/Tosca (Opera Novella), Don José/Carmen (Garden Opera, OperaUpClose), Governor/Kettlehead (Size Zero Opera – World Premiere), Alfredo/La Traviata (Opera UK, Garden Opera), Prunier/La Rondine (Opera di Peroni), Pedrillo/Abduction from the Seraglio (Iford Opera), Fenton/Falstaff (Longborough Festival), Barney/Circus Tricks & Talus/Icarus (Tête à Tête – World Premieres), Count Almaviva/The Barber of Seville (Opera Brava, Garden Opera, OperaUpClose), Paris/Troy Boy (Merry Opera Company), Ramiro/Cinderella & Rodolfo/La Bohème (OperaUpClose), Second Priest/The Magic Flute (Opera Holland Park) and Dardanus/Dardanus (RAO). Covered roles include Triplet 1 & 2/Clemency (ROH2, World Premiere) and Erisso/Maometto Secondo & Lysander/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Garsington Opera). Concert experience includes Bach/Christmas Oratorio (Manchester Camerata & Leeds Philharmonic), Bach/Mass in A Major (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) and a recital of Britten and Quilter songs as part of the New London Orchestra Young Performers Concert Series. Christopher has worked with conductors including Sir Colin Davis, David Parry, Gustav Leohardt and René Jacobs. Future plans include Odoardo/Ariodante (Aix-en-Provence) and Nanki Poo/The Mikado (Opera Della Luna). christopherdiffey.com

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