Australian baritone Shaun Brown has worked and studied in England, Germany, Italy and the United States of America where he is currently completing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas. His professional operatic repertoire includes the major baritone roles in Così fan tutte, La fanciulla del West, The Merry Widow, Billy Budd, Don Giovanni, Otello, Rigoletto, La bohème, L’elisir d’amore, Carmen, Le nozze di Figaro, Roméo et Juliette, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Fledermaus.
Internationally, Shaun has sung in Opéra de Lyon’s production of The Lindbergh Flight at the New Zealand International Arts Festival, and has performed in New York at the Center for Contemporary Opera in works by Jake Heggie. He has also appeared to acclaim as a soloist in concert repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Handel’s The Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
In high demand as an adjudicator for vocal and choral competitions and Eisteddfods, Shaun also holds a position as an examiner for the Australian Music Education Board. Shaun is currently employed in the positions of Vocal Lecturer, Stagecraft Lecturer and Aural Studies Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
In 2017, Shaun performs Opera Queensland’s Ruddigore, or the Witch’s Curse! and in Opera at Jimbour as part of the Queensland Music Festival, as well as a new radio opera by Dr Eve Klein.