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).