Biography

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

 

Brenton Spiteri is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours.

 

In 2012, Brenton Spiteri won first prize in the Herald Sun Aria, which allowed him to pursue overseas study in singing and languages. Subsequently, he was a resident young artist at Opéra Lyon for two seasons, where his roles included Maréchal Trac in the International Opera Award winning Le Roi Carotte; and Mercurio, Soldato 1 and Famigliare 2 in l’Incoronazione di Poppea.

 

Australian performance highlights include Ernesto, Don Pasquale, Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi, Paco, La Vide Breve, Tamino, The Magic Flute (State Opera South Australia); Schoolmaster/Mosquito, Cunning Little Vixen (Victorian Opera); Count Almaviva, The Barber of Seville, Nadir, The Pearlfishers (Melbourne Opera); Clotarco, Armida (Pinchgut Opera). In 2018, he will perform Sam Sawnoff in The Magic Pudding for Victorian Opera and Mathan in Athalia for Pinchgut Opera.

 

For Sydney Chamber Opera, he created the role of Ashley Crowther in the Helpmann Award Nominated Fly Away Peter, receiving critical acclaim for his “charismatic warmth and vkocal agility,” “vocal virtuosity” and “extraordinary musicality and daring”. Also for Sydney Chamber Opera, he has performed the lead role in Notes from Underground and Author in Mayakovsky.

 

For the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, he has performed Britten’s extensive solo tenor work Les Illuminations. Other concert engagements across Australia and New Zealand have included Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Purcell’s King Arthur and regular engagements at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

 

From 2012-2014, he continued his development as the John and Elizabeth Wright-Smith scholar through the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust.

Brenton - Headshot - B&W 15

 

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