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Spencer
Britten

Tenor.Dancer.Actor

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ABOUT

ME!

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Spencer Britten is a Chinese-Canadian artist “oozing with mirth and personality” (Opera Canada) from Vancouver, British Columbia. His accomplishments in Opera & Musical Theatre have led him to performances internationally with companies including Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Royal Opera Versailles, Bregenzer Festspiele, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opéra de Montréal, The Atlanta Opera, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

 

Recent acclaimed performances include Lindoro in L’Italiana in Algeri (Bregenzer Festspiele)
and Janek in Claus Guth’s new production of The Makropulos Case (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) where he gave a “great emotional spectrum” (Vorarlberg Nachrichten) and “[won] the sympathy of the audience” (Die Welt.)

 

Spencer also appeared in the critically acclaimed Messiah/Complex with Against the Grain Theatre, representing the queer and Asian communities in this all-Canadian take on Handel’s Messiah.

 

Upcoming engagements include work with Opera Atelier, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, & Orchestra Classique de Montréal.

Spencer was recently a finalist in the Opera Crown Tbilisi International Voice Competition and has been a winner/recipient  of The Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation For Young Canadian Opera Singers, The Vancouver Opera Guild Career Development Grant, The Vancouver Opera Chorus Endowment Career Development Grant, The Joseph and Melitta Kandler Scholarship for the Advanced Music Study, and The Barbara Eves-Motomochi Memorial Fund. He thanks the generous opera communities of Vancouver and Montreal for their constant support.

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With Véronique Gauthier about artistic endeavours and L'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opera de Montreal.

Marianne Charland Photography

"In a sunlit studio at the Atelier lyrique, we got to know the young Rossinian tenor Spencer Britten, originally from Vancouver."

& Performance

With  Michael Lewis at Wear Yellow Proudly

about the experiences Lyndsey Britten and I had growing up as mixed Chinese - Canadian performers in the Performing Arts.

 
 

"...sang with the poise and confidence of a seasoned professional."
          -bachtrack

"The scene was tasty, and this young man is a born actor. We already know that he will go far"

          -(translated from) Ludwig Van Montreal

 

Up Next

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World Premier being played at the Vancouver Play House from September 13th - 17th in a staged concert version. 

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Performances lost due to COVID-19:

  • Petrarch Sonnets (Liszt) - Concert Cycles 
       - L'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

  • Snowboy - West Side Story (Bernstein)
       - Teatro Lirico di Cagliari  (Italian Debut)

  • Tamino (Cover) - Die Zauberflöte  (Mozart)
       - Opéra de Montréal

  • Rick - I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky  (Adams)
       - Cincinnati May Festival (Cincinnati Debut)

  • Soloist - Grande Première des Futures Étoiles
       -
    Fondation de la Place des Arts

  • Ubaldo - Armida (Haydn)
       - Bregenzer Festspiele (Austrian Debut)

  • Snowboy (+Baby John Cover) - West Side Story  (Bernstein)
       - Opera Nacional de Chile (South American Debut)

  • Heinrich der Schreiber - Tannhäuser (Wagner)​​
       - Staatsoper Unter den Linden​​

  • First Priest - Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
       - Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • Haushofmeister bei Faninal - Der Rosenkavalier (R.Strauss)
       - Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • 4th Jude - Salome (R.Strauss)
       - Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • Borsa - Rigoletto (Verdi)
       - Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • Soloist - Coronation Mass (Mozart)
       - Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

  • Gastone - La Traviata (Verdi)
       - Staatsoper Unter den Linden

  • Lindoro - L'Italiana in Algeri (Rossini)
       - Bregenzer Festspiele (House and Role Debut)

  • Seigen - The Scarlet Princess (Louie)
       - The Governor General Performing Arts Award - Canada​​

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