Spencer Britten

Spencer Britten

1993

Tenor

Canada

Final round 2019

Masterclass 2020

Engagements

2020 Heinrich der Schreiber, Tannhäuser (R. Wagner), Staatsoper Unter den Linden

2019 Borsa, Rigoletto (G. Verdi), Staatsoper Unter den Linden

2019 Léon, The Ghosts of Versailles (J. Corigliano), Château de Versailles

2019 1st prisoner, Fidelio (L. van Beethoven), Opéra de Montréal

2019 Triquet, Eugene Onegin (P.I. Tchaikovsky), Opéra de Montréal

2019 Prologue + Peter Quint, The Turn of the Screw (B. Britten), Opéra de Montréal

2018 Guillot, Eugene Onegin (P.I. Tchaikovsky), Vancouver Opera

Education

2020-22 Member of the International Opera Studio, Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin (Germany)

2018-20 Member of L’Atelier Lyrique de l‘Opéra de Montréal (Canada)

2015-17 Master of Music, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Competitions

2019 Participant end round, NEUE STIMMEN competition, Güterlsoh (Germany)

2018 1st prize, Vancouver Opera Guild Career Development Grant (Canada)

2018 1st prize, Vancouver Opera Chorus Endowment Career Development Grant (Canada)

 

Dated: Autumn 2019

What do you love most about singing?

I love being able to express deep emotions through music. Singing heightens the emotions a character is feeling, and being able to explore those feelings brings me great joy and catharsis.

How does your perfect day off looks like?

Start the morning off calmly with some coffee on a balcony or by a window. I find connecting with the outdoors/nature brings me peace. Starting my day off like that is the best. Then if I can do some exercise and spend time with family and friends (probably over a meal...eating also brings me great joy) is a favourite way to use my days off.

Dog or cat?

Dog!!! They are such loving and loyal animals. I've always seen myself spending my evenings on the couch reading a book or watching tv with my dog cuddled up on my lap. One day!