Biography

 “spirit, clarity and a depth of expression remarkable in a young artist”  Clive O’Connell, The Age, 17 March 2014

Brenton Spiteri won first prize in the 2012 Herald Sun Aria. He was subsequently a resident artist at Opéra de Lyon, with roles in Le Roi Carotte and L’incoronazione di Poppea. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (BA/BMUS, Hons) and was a Melba Opera Trust scholar (2012-14).

He has also been a principal artist for Pinchgut Opera, Sydney Chamber Opera, State Opera South Australia, Victorian Opera and Melbourne Opera, in roles including Ernesto, Don Pasquale; Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi; Paco, La Vide Breve; Tamino, The Magic Flute; Mathan, Athalia; Schoolmaster/Mosquito, Cunning Little Vixen; Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville; Nadir, The Pearlfishers; Clotarco, Armida; Sam Sawnoff, The Magic Pudding. He created the role of Ashley Crowther in the Helpmann Award Nominated Fly Away Peter, receiving critical acclaim for his “charismatic warmth and vocal agility,” “vocal virtuosity” and “extraordinary musicality and daring”. He also performed the lead role in Notes from Underground.

He has performed Britten’s Les Illuminations for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Benvolio in Roméo et Juliette for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and was featured as a soloist in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Bernstein Celebrations. He was runner up in the 2014 Mietta Song Competition, and has performed solo recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Brisbane Town Hall and Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art, as part of various collaborations with Opera Queensland, Ludovico’s Band, Melbourne Art Song Collective, Latitude 37 and Continuo Collective.

In 2019, he sings the title role in Oscar and Lucinda (Sydney Chamber Opera), and Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (Victorian Opera-Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra). He will also present recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre in collaboration with Songmakers Australia and Melbourne Art Song Collective. 

Brenton - Headshot - B&W 15

 

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