Shaun Brown

Shaun Brown


Australian baritone Shaun Brown has performed and studied in England, Germany, France, Italy and the US, where he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas.

A former Opera Queensland (OQ) Young Artist, Shaun’s engagements with the company span more than three decades, and he has appeared in over fifty productions, in addition to numerous concerts, festival events, workshops and masterclasses. He is known to Queensland audiences for his appearances including roles in Don Giovanni, The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, Così fan tutte, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, and the Brisbane and touring productions of La bohème, The Barber of Seville and Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse! In 2021, he performed A Poet’s Love, a recital with Sarah Crane and Alex Raineri as part of OQ’s Studio Series in partnership with Brisbane Music Festival. Most recently, he performed in OQ’s new 2022 productions of The Sopranos and La traviata, in which he created the role of Baron Douphol, and appeared in Winton and Longreach as part of the 2022 Festival of Outback Opera.

Internationally, Shaun has sung for Opéra de Lyon, New Zealand International Arts Festival, Freiburg Opera, L’Atelier du Rhin, and in New York at the Center for Contemporary Opera in operatic works by Jake Heggie. He has performed to critical acclaim as a concert soloist in repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

Recent performances for OQ include as a soloist in the Eastern Lawn Galas and Drawing Room Recitals with Alex Raineri for Opera at Jimbour in May (with Queensland Music Festival).

Past Performances

Friday 23 October - Saturday 24 October

Performance ENCORE – Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage

This is the moment we have been waiting for. The opportunity to be in the theatre again, sharing the joy and power of great singing with a live audience. Twelve…

15 - 31 July 2021

Performance The Marriage of Figaro

It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna. And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told. This…

26 & 27 November

Recital A Poet’s Love – Sarah Crane, Shaun Brown & Alex Raineri

A Poet’s Love embodies the very essence of romanticism. In our second recital in collaboration with the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival, join soprano Sarah Crane, baritone Shaun Brown and the…

26 September

Event Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War Presented by Opera Queensland and The University of Queensland School of Music in association with Urban Art Projects. In 1638, renowned Italian composer, Claudio Monteverdi,…

14 - 23 July 2022

Performance La Traviata

Love, intensity, heartache Violetta is the ultimate party girl, a courtesan who can charm her way into the life of anyone she chooses. Then she meets Alfredo and the rules…

Thursday 9 – Saturday 11 March 2023

Performance Macbeth in Concert

False face must hide what false heart doth know Fuelled by treachery, superstition and a lust for power that knows no bounds, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a tale for our times….

Thursday 10 – Saturday 26 August 2023

Performance Così fan tutte

What is love? What is fidelity? Love and fidelity are tested to their limit in Mozart and Da Ponte’s timeless comic opera, Così fan tutte. Be swept away to the Mediterranean seaside, where young officers…

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