Originally from Far North Queensland, 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 is well known to Queensland audiences for his many opera and concert appearances, including the Festival of Outback Opera, Opera at Jimbour, Studio Series recital, and roles in Don Giovanni, The Merry Widow, Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Tosca and La traviata, and the Brisbane and touring productions of La bohème, The Barber of Seville and Ruddigore, or The Witch’s Curse!
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.
In addition to a busy performing schedule, Shaun is Director of Performance at The University of Queensland School of Music and is in high demand as an adjudicator for vocal and choral competitions across Queensland.
Upcoming engagements in 2023 include Doctor in Verdi’s Macbeth and Don Alfonso in OQ’s new production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, both at QPAC.