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Australian tenor Iain Henderson is a widely sought after performer with a strong ringing sound and an energetic performance style. Currently a Principal Artist with Opera Australia, Iain made his Company debut as Don Jose Carmen (Opera Australia National Tour) and made his mainstage debut as Pang Turandot (Opera Australia). Also with Opera Australia, Iain has performed Gastone La Traviata, Wagner & Nereo Mefistofele and Ruiz Il Trovatore and covered Prince Leopold (La Juive) and Goro (Madama Butterfly).


Iain has performed the roles of Ferrando Cosi fan tutte (Quarantine Cosi), Vaudemont Iolanta (Les Azurialies), Sellem The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera), Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi (RNCM), Rosy Lickspittle (The Witch) Hansel and Gretel (RNCM), Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro, Mayor Upfold in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, Azaël in Debussy’s L’Enfant Prodigue (QCGU).


Winner of the 2016 Dame Joan Sutherland Award from the Noosa Federation of the Arts, he has also won the Joyce Campbell-Lloyd Scholarship, Ronald Dowd Memorial Prize and was a semi-finalist in the 2014 Australian Singing Competition. He was also a participant in the 2013 and 2014 Lisa Gasteen National Opera School, where he worked with John Fisher, Giovanni Reggioli, Richard Hetherington and Stuart Maunder.


Iain studied with Margaret Schindler at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and then at the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK) with Susan Roper and Peter Wilson. He was invited to undertake the RNCM’s highly sought-after International Artist Diploma. While in the United Kingdom Iain was part of the Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Chorus for three seasons and was also a Young Artist with Buxton Festival in 2018.

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