Clinton Fung is a Malaysian Baritone who holds a Master of Music (Vocal Studies) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and Postgraduate Diploma (Opera Studies) from the University of Waikato where he studied with Dame Malvina Major. He also gained his Bachelor of Music from the University of Otago majoring in Classical Voice Performance.
Clinton was twice nominated for the New Zealand National Young Performer of the Year Award and recipient of the 2016 Wallace Cooperation University of Waikato Blues Award. He was selected for the inaugural Dame Malvina Major Opera Programme. Clinton is also an alumnus of the New Zealand Opera School and New Zealand Singing School. He was a member of the New Zealand Opera Chorus, New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Choir.
Clinton’s notable operatic roles include: Walter (Die Dreigroschenoper, RCS), Le Gendarme (Les Mamelles de Tirésias, RCS, Lorenzo (I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Auckland Opera Studio), Filotete (Oreste, Auckland Opera Studio), Dan (The Bone Feeder, Auckland Arts Festival), Betto (Gianni Schicchi, Auckland Opera Factory), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro, University of Waikato), Dulcamara (Elixir of Love, NZ Opera schools tour), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte, University of Otago), Waikato (This Other Eden, Otago Arts Festival), and Custom Official (La Bohème, NZ Opera).
Equally comfortable on the concert platform, Clinton has featured as a soloist in works including: Fauré Requiem, Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Bach Cantata BWV147, Purcell’s Ode to St Cecilia, Mendelssohn Vom Himmel Hoch and Hamilton’s What Sweeter Music (Premiere), Hamilton’s Christmas Then and Now (Premiere), Orff’s Carmina Burana.
SCHUBERT: JOURNEY OF LOVE, LIFE AND SONG
2nd July 2022
The Back Room of The Star Inn
2 Quarry Street
19:00 | 30th July 2022
Random Opera Company
Temple Speech Room
LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES - NADIR
27th August 2022
St John the Baptist Church
353 Bromley Rd,