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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. 

Upcoming engagements for Spencer include The Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Lindoro at the Bregenzer Festspiele, remounting the production that was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Spencer is currently a member of the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin where he will sing roles such as Borsa in Rigoletto, Janek Prus in a new production of The Makropulos Case, and Kalil in Die Arabische Nacht. Last season he was also a soloist in Against the Grain Theatre's highly acclaimed 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.)

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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"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.

Marianne Charland Photography

& 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

 

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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

  • 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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