Christopher Busietta
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Photo: Studioline Augsburg.

Melbourne born Christopher Busietta was born in Melbourne, Australia and studied at the Melba Conservatorium of Music. His last position was as principal lyric tenor in the opera ensemble at Stadttheater Bremerhaven until August 2020.

He began his professional work in Australia in 2004 as a soloist in concert and oratorio with local choirs and orchestras in Melbourne, and as a professional chorister with Opera Australia and Victorian Opera. He then went on to become a principal tenor with Opera Australia's (OzOpera) primary schools company, touring Rossini's Barber of Seville and Cinderella as well as singing leading roles for Lyric Opera of Melbourne and iOpera.

After winning the 2009 German Australian Opera Grant, he relocated to Germany, singing roles with Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (ensemble member in 2009/10), Theater Augsburg (ensemble member from 2010-2017), Stadttheater Bremerhaven (ensemble member from 2018) as well as performing as a guest artist with Theater Aachen, Landestheater Niederbayern, Theater Magdeburg, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Munich) and Oper Frankfurt.

Amongst the many operatic roles in his repertoire are Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Don Ottavio, (Don Giovanni), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Belfiore (La Finta Giardiniera), Witch (Hänsel und Gretel), Basilio (Le Nozze di Figaro) and der Steuermann (Der Fliegender Holländer).

In the 2019/2020 season with Stadttheater Bremerhaven he played Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Jan Janicki (Der Bettelstudent), Albert de Morcerf (The Count of Monte Christo), Steve Hubbell / Young Collector (A Streetcar named Desire) & studied Schmidt (Werther [production cancelled due to Corona Virus]).

In 2017, he won the Augsburger Theaterpreis (Theatre Prize) for Opera.

Amongst other music theater roles, he has also performed as Marius in Les Misérables, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Freddy in My Fair Lady, Woof in Hair and Curt in Blues Brothers - the latter two shows broke Theater Augsburg's box-office records at the open-air theatre (Freilichtbühne).

He graduated from the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music in 2006. He also holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Monash University (Clayton).

He also writes original folk, rock and classical music and performs his pieces under the name, Blue Macaw.

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"Christopher Busietta sang himself into the hearts of the audience […] With a lyrically and warm clear voice, rapturous cantilenas and wonderfully successful highs the Australian/Maltese tenor sang himself into the hearts of the audience."] - 07. March 2011 Augsburger Allgemeinen Zeitung (Stephanie Knauer). Fasching Operetta Concert.

["Christopher Busietta sang sich in die Herzen der Hörer [...] Mit lyrisch warmer, heller Stimme, schweigerischen Kantillen und wunderbar gelungenen Höher sang sich der australisch-maltesische Tenor in die Herzen der Hörer."]

"The members of the Augsburg Ensemble also earn the highest praise next to the guest artists [...] as well as Christopher Busietta, who with light tenor, in the role of the young sailor and the shepherd, made a beautiful sound." - Barbara Angerer-Winterstetter, Donaukurier, 14. March 2011.

["Höchstes Lob verdienen neben diesen Gästen auch die Mitglieder des Augsburger Ensembles [...] sowie Christopher Busietta, der mit hellem Tenor die Partien des jungen Seemanns und des Hirten klangschön gestaltet."]

"Christopher Busietta (Dr Cajus ) surprised with a warm, powerful voice, his acting is also fresh and lively." - Operapoint, 24. Januar 2010 (

["Christopher Busietta (Dr Cajus) dagegen überrascht mit einer warmen kräftigen Stimme, auch sein Schauspiel ist frisch und lebhaft."]

"He invested his performance with a grace and security that moved this passion from safe, predictable plodding to a more invigorating level." - The Age, Monday 9th April, 2007.

"The night's solo honours went to Christopher Busietta's precise vocal gymnastics." - The Age, Tuesday 18th April, 2006.

"He sings the story! [...] Christopher's first round aria was 'Il mio tesoro',from Mozart's Don Giovanni,[...] and he performed it with confidence and warm aplomb, reaching to the audience like a storyteller." - Dandenong Independent, Wednesday 18th May, 2005.

"Busietta superb! [...] The voice of the night was that of tenor Christopher Busietta whose contributions seemed all too brief ..." - The Age, Wednesday 14th April, 2004


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