CHRISTIAN

THURSTON

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.
The 2021/2022 season sees Christian as the featured artist in the Malborough Opera Festival and singing the title role in Schumann's Faust with Orchestra Wellington.

21/22
Calendar

UPCOMING SEASON ENGAGEMENTS

Highlights of Mr. Thurston's upcoming season include... Singing Cosi fan tutte among other things at the Malborough Opera Festival and performing the title role in Schumann's Faust with Orchestra Wellington.

MALBOROUGH OPERA FESTIVAL

FAUST / Wellington Orchestra, 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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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.