The 2004 World of Wearable Art show in Nelson last month was the perfect place for opera singer Jack Bourke to model his latest costume acquisition; a new ring from Jens Hansen. The silver ring matched his outfit perfectly with three bright yellow princess cut CZ gems. The stones were dazzling under the lights of the catwalk as Jack performed during a crowd pleasing set piece in the highly choreographed annual event show.
Jack Bourke is a young New Zealand tenor making a name for himself in opera and orotorio with "a glorious mellow voice which [is] an absolute delight to the ear." A New Zealand-born Tongan tenor, Jack graduated from Auckland University in 1999. He has been described as assured, purposeful, powerful, "the cornerstone of the performance".