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Owain Browne

Voice Type:

Baritone

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, French

Opera

Luzifer
aus Licht Day 3 (Karlheinz Stockhausen)
Dutch National Opera at Holland Festival
2019
Sulpice
The Team Mascot (La fille du regiment) (Donizetti)
Jackdaws Opera Plus
2019
Luzifer
Invasion Explosion mit Abschied (Karlheinz Stockhausen)
Dutch National Opera
2018
Baritone Soloist
Bernstein a la Carte (Bernstein)
Wexford Festival Opera
2018
Officer 2 / Blazes
The Lighthouse (Maxwell-Davies)
Shadwell Opera
2017
Dulcamara
The love potion (L’elisir d’amore) (Donizetti)
Jackdaws Opera Plus
2016
Marcello​
La Bohème (Puccini)
New London Opera Players
2013
Dr Falke
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Wales Millennium Centre
2011
Morales / El Dancaïre
Carmen (Bizet)
Scottish Opera
2010
Kaspar Hauser
Kaspar Hauser - Child of Europe (Rory Boyle)
RSAMD Opera
2010
The Traveller
Curlew River (Britten)
Gertrude Opera, Melbourne
2015
Baritone soloist
Heart 2 Get (Mozart / Da Ponte (reimagined))
Vlaamse Opera
2015
Moritz
Frühlings Erwachen¨ (Benoît Mernier)
Opera Studio Vlaanderen
2015
Masetto
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Alden Biesen Zomeropera
2014

Operetta/G&S

Pooh-Bah
The Mikado (Sullivan)
Co Opera
2013

Musical Theatre

Riff
West Side Story (Bernstein)
Bath Festival
2018

Chorus

Chorus
Il Bravo, L’oracolo and Malavita (Various)
Wexford Festival Opera
2018
Chorus
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Scottish Opera
2014
Chorus
La bohème (Puccini)
Raymond Gubbay
2014

Oratorio/Concerts

Elijah
Elijah (Mendelssohn)
Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society
2018
Baritone Solist
Serenade to Music (Vaughan Williams)
BBC PROMS
2010
Baritone soloist
The Creation (English) (Haydn)
Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society
2015
Baritone soloist
A Sea Symphony (Vaughan Williams)
Snape Maltings
2013
Baritone soloist
Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams)
St. Davids Hall, Cardiff
2013

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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)

Flanders Opera Studio (now International Opera Academy)
Flanders Opera Studio, Gent
2013–2015
Alexander Gibson Opera School
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
2008–2010
PGCE
Magdalene College, Cambridge
2005–2006
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Magdalene College, Cambridge
2000–2004

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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