(25th April 1954)
Graham Pushee is an Australian counter-tenor.
He debuted in 1973 as Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream.
In 1977 he was awarded a Special prize and went to London and to Europe to study.
He regularly performs throughout Europe, USA and Australia and has appeared at the Sydney Opera House, Paris Opera, Berlin Staatsoper and Komische Oper, Le Monnaie Brussels, La Scala Milan, Grand Théâtre de Geneve, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro Regio Turin, Frankfurt Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Cologne Opera, Opera de Lyon, Opera Montpellier, Théâtre de Champs Elysées, Opera North, and Opera Queensland.
He has appeared at famous music festivals including the Vienna Festwochen, Salzburg Festival, Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Karlsruhe, Göttingen, Maryland and Halle Händel Festivals and Holland Festival.
Graham Pushee's has a wide repertoire and it includes many operas by Handel's - as Ruggiero in Alcina, Arsamenes in Xerxes, title roles in Giulio Cesare and Rinaldo, Goffredo in Rinaldo, and in Orlando, Poro, Agrippina, Tamerlano, Admeto, Scipione.
In baroque and comtemporary operas he has sung Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Apollo in Death in Venice.
In 1995 he received a MO Award for "Operatic Performer of the Year."
He has many recordings to his credit including Handel Arias, Antonio Vivaldi's Sacred Works, Cavalli's La Calisto, Reinhard Keiser's Croesus, Rossi's St Alessio, the DVD of Giulio Cesare with the Australian Opera and Handel's Tamerlano.