CHRISTIAN

THURSTON

AMERICAN BASED 

NEW ZEALAND BARITONE

CJT

A "rich baritone sounding more than ready for prime time."

- James Jorden. 

BIO

Hailing from Rotorua, New Zealand,
Christian Thurston entered the American Operatic Scene through The Manhattan School of Music, completing his Masters of Music in 2017. 
He was immediately offered a Resident Artist position with the Minnesota Opera, a move that has defined his American career.

Christian performed 'Marcello' in La bohème with Theater Latté Da in 2020, before returning to New Zealand to perform the title role in Don Giovanni with The Wellington Opera.

Following this, he features as the baritone soloist for Carmina Burana and Cantata Profana with Orchestra Wellington at The Michael Fowler Centre.

20/21

Calendar

UPCOMING SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

Highlights of Mr. Thurston's upcoming season include... The title role in Don Giovanni, and the baritone solist in two separate performances of Carmina Burana.

CARMINA BURANA / Orchestra Wellington

DON GIOVANNI / Wellington Opera, New Zealand

CARMINA BURANA / Hamilton Civic Choir

LA BOHÈME / Theater Latté Da

OPERA IN THE PA / Rotorua, New Zealand

Media

LISTEN TO CHRISTIAN

Check out Christian's video recordings, and
promotional and performance photos.

WATCH + LISTEN

Watch and listen to Christian through these video recordings, filmed in Minneapolis, MN.

GALLERY

Promotional and performance photos of Christian.

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Touch

CONTACT CHRISTIAN

Please reach out to Mr. Thurston regarding any future engagements, availability, and representation.

Mr Thurston currently has a home base in Minneapolis and New Zealand.