Biography

“… a tenor voice to die for – pure, immediate, unforced, utterly reliable.”
Nicholas Routley, Australian Stage, 23rd June 2018

Brenton Spiteri is an Austalian-Maltese tenor and graduate of the Guildhall Opera Course. He was recently featured in English Touring Opera’s Paper and Tin as the Tin Soldier, as well as their productions of La Bohème and The Golden Cockerel.

Previous engagements include Conte Alberto (L’occasione fa il ladro) for British Youth Opera/Opera Holland Park, for which he was awarded the Basil A. Turner Prize; Narciso (Il turco in Italia) Longhope Opera; Beppe (Rita) Guildhall Opera; Trac (Le Roi Carotte), and Soldato/Mercurio (The Coronation of Poppea) Opéra de Lyon; and Narrator in Schnittke’s Faust Cantata at the Barbican.

Other performed roles include Tamino (The Magic Flute), Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), Telemaco (The Return of Ulysees) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale). He also won first prize in the Herald Sun Aria and was runner-up in the Mietta Song Competition.

For the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, he has performed Britten’s Les Illuminations; and for Sydney Chamber Opera, he created the roles of Oscar Hopkins in Oscar and Lucinda and Ashley in Fly Away Peter. He is also a core member of Songmakers Australia with whom he has worked extensively as a recitalist and collaborator. 

Upcoming engagements include solo recitals for the Brisbane Music Festival and High Barnet Chamber Music Festival, as well as reprising the role of Beppe in Rita for Charing Cross Theatre Company. He is also delighted to return to Sydney Chamber Opera to perform all five of Britten’s canticles in a new production of Awakening Shadow.

Brenton has been generously supported by the Amar-Franses and Foster-Jenkins Trust, Melba Opera Trust, Australia Council and Ian Potter Cultural Trust.

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