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Spencer.Britten

Tenor.Dancer.Actor

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ABOUT

ME!

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Canadian triple threat Spencer Britten feels at home in both the Operatic and Musical Theatre repertoire. His recent projects have allowed him to enjoy the utilization of his extensive dance and opera training. Recently, Spencer has been a Young Artist at The Glimmerglass Festival and L'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal. 

Spencer is currently a member of the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin but was most recently seen in Against the Grain Theatre's online Messiah/Complex. Praised for his "joyous" Comfort Ye/Every Valley (The New York Times/The Globe & Mail) "his performance was oozing with mirth and personality" (Opera Canada.)

 

Highlights from his 2019-2020 season, include Triquet in Eugene Onegin at Opéra de Montréal where he was praised for his "clear and powerful voice" (Bachtrack) and his ability to portray "a mannered French aristocrat, hilarious stereotype whom [Spencer] embodied with genius." Combining his love for classical music and dance made his first ever Carmina Burana  with Les Grands Ballet a major highlight. Spencer also competed in the final rounds of the Neue Stimmen International Voice Competition in Gütersloh, Germany and debuted in Versailles , France as Léon in The Ghosts of Versailles at (Château de Versailles Spectacles/ The Royal Opera of Versailles.)

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

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

& 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.

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"...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

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Up Next

L'Italiana in Algeri

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Spencer makes his house and role debut at The Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria as Lindoro in L'Italiana in Algeri. This role completes the trio of Italian Rossini Comic operas with La Cenerentola and Il Barbeire di Siviglia already in his performance history. Spencer gets to work under the baton of the incredible Jonathan Brandini and with Brigitte Fassbaender directing.

Performances are August 16-21st at Theater am Kornmarkt.

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Spencer was fortunate to make his Germany Debut as the Offizier in Ariadne auf Naxos at Staatsoper Unter den Linden. However, during this time, many productions still await confirmation or cancellation due to COVID-19. Calendar will be updated accordingly as more information is released. Meanwhile, Spencer continues training with the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Unter den Linden. Wishing everyone health and safety during these uncertain times.

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

  • Parpignol - La bohéme (Puccini)
       - 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

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