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“Owain Browne was very effective in the ensemble pieces, especially in “Ya got me” and “I’m easily assimilated,” in which his warm bass-baritone blended beautifully, and in which he displayed an excellent ability to characterize the various roles, showing a particular skill for comedy.” http://operawire.com/wexford-festival-opera-2018-review-bernstein-a-la-carte/ (2018)
“Owain Browne, who acted suavely and confidently throughout, turned On the Town’s ‘I Wish I Was Dead’ into a brilliant drag act and strummed a guitar tunefully to accompany Ranald McCusker’s reflective ‘It Must Be So’ (Candide).” http://www.operatoday.com/content/2018/10/wexford_festiva.php (2018)
“Browne played a devilish and tortured character in Blazes, navigating the vocal demands of the role alongside deep emotional turmoil.” http://www.operatoday.com/content/2017/11/the_lighthouse_.php (2017)
“Browne truly ‘blazed’ in a violent account of abuse in which guttural splutterings and falsetto shrieks took us to the world of Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King.” https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/review-the-lighthouse-hackney-showroom_45059.html (2017)
“Owain Browne’s brutalised Blazes was a bully and paradoxically the more vulnerable of the three.” http://www.planethugill.com/2017/11/a-raw-spine-tingling-delight-peter.html (2017)
“the impatient countenance of Owain Browne becomes tainted by the devil when he sings a swaggering song about his abused and abusive youth,” https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/review-the-lighthouse-hackney-showroom_45059.html (2017)
“The performance of Owain Browne in the title role evoked a genuine emotional response and was deeply moving.” https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12637384.RSAMD_students_shine_in_the_dark/ (2010)
Baritone Owain Browne is from Suffolk and is a graduate of Magdalene College Cambridge and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. While there he created the title role of Kaspar Hauser in an opera by Scottish composer Rory Boyle to great critical acclaim.
In 2010 he made his proms debut as a soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles at the Royal Albert Hall and covered the roles of Morales and Dancaïre for Scottish Opera’s touring production of Carmen.
Recent concert performances have included Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs in St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Christ in Bach’s St. John Passion at Llandaff Cathedral and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony at Snape Maltings, and as a Britten–Pears Young Artist, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Ode to St. Cecilia directed by Christian Curnyn.
Recent opera performances have included Moritz in Benoît Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen for the International Opera Academy in Gent, and Masetto in Don Giovanni for Alden Biesen Zomeropera. He has also recently appeared in a reworking of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas for a new audience at the Vlaamse Opera in Gent and Antwerp. Most recently he appeared as The Traveller in Britten’s Curlew River for Gertrude Opera in Melbourne.
Owain was recently a member of the Flanders Opera Studio in Gent and learns with Glenville Hargreaves.
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