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Spencer Britten

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

With Véronique Gauthier for l'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal

Léon - The Ghosts of Versailles
The Glimmerglass Festival

"Canadian tenor Spencer Britten and New York soprano Emily Misch are both bright-sounding Glimmerglass Young Artists. Their performances exemplified young love and the triumph of that love over the desires of a parent (Count Almaviva) who wants a different outcome for his personal advantage.

Britten, who is in his second season as a Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist previously performed as one of the French soldiers in “Silent Night”. Britten is one of the Glimmerglass Festival Young Artists who has pursued the performance level dancing that the Festival’s General Director Francesca Zambello strongly encourages, playing the Jet, Gee-Tar, in last season’s production of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and a dancer in this season’s production of Kern’s “Show Boat”.

- Opera Warhorses

"Tenor Spencer Britten imbued his impersonation of Leon with bright toned delivery and a loveable puppy dog deportment."

- Opera Today

"...the bright-voiced, eager Spencer Britten" - Seen and Heard International

"...tenor Spencer Britten and coloratura Emily Misch brought charm and liveliness to their roles."

-broadwayworld.com

Karli Cadel Photography

Léon - The Ghosts of Versailles
The Glimmerglass Festival
Triquet - Eugene Onegin
Opéra de Montréal

"Le jeune ténor Spencer Britten, membre de l’Atelier lyrique de l’OdeM, a beaucoup de succès auprès de l’auditoire avec son amusante interprétation de Monsieur Triquet, aristocrate français maniéré, hilarant stéréotype qu’il incarne avec génie. La scène est savoureuse, et ce jeune homme est un acteur né. On sait déjà qu’il ira loin." -Ludwig Van Montreal

"The young tenor Spencer Britten (one of three members of the OdM’s highly successful training school, Atelier lyrique, in this production) gave a felicitous turn as Monsieur Triquet while pulling off a few magical tricks to delight the ball’s attendees as well as the audience." - ConcertoNet

"Spencer Britten (Canada) stands out in the role of Monsieur Triquet, sweetly serenading Tatyana for her name day celebration while performing magic tricks."

-Montreal Theatre Hub

"...une voix claire et puissante et une aisance scénique certaine." - Bachtrack

"All hail Monsieur Triquet! Serving a perfect French pronounciation in an otherwise completely Russian opera, tenor Spencer Britten had this charismatic stage presence and assurance in this role. A current member of the Atelier lyrique de l'Opera de Montreal,  he's career already includes impressive highlights including recent performances with the Orchestre de l'Agora and at the Glimmerglass Festival. He's also killing it on the gram so make sure to check that out." - Opera with Pearls

Yves Renaud Photohraphy

Carmina Burana -
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal

"Et par la force du nombre, les plus petits gestes ont pu prendre une impressionnante puissance, devenant même magnifiques lorsque le ténor canadien Spencer Britten s’est mêlé à la compagnie le temps de pousser quelques notes."  - Journal de Montreal

"Mon coup de cœur est allé au ténor Spencer Britten qui a brillamment interprété un mémorable « Olim lacus colueram », aria dit du « cygne rôti »

- atuvu.ca

"3 solistes exceptionnels. Le spectacle est majestueux tant du point de vue musical que dansé." - Pieuvre.ca

 "Tenor Spencer Britten, who impressed as Monsieur Triquet in last month’s Eugene Onegin, sang the goose with full voice and ringing tone"

La Scena Musicale magazine

"3 solistes renommés : la soprano Aline Kutan, le ténor Spencer Britten et le baryton Dominique Côté. Une production magistrale, au signe de l'excellence!" - Patwhite.com

Sasha Onyshchenko/Kravetz Photographics

Léon - The Ghosts of Versailles
ChÂteau de Versailles

The leading young couple, Florestine and Leon (the two children had respectively and separately by the Count and the Countess) must also cover a very wide vocal range, even in the vibrating freshness of Emily Misch and the sweet clarity of a very young passionate gentleman, Spencer Britten (two young voices already well spotted across the Atlantic: from New York for the soprano and Montreal for the tenor.)

- Translated from Ôlyrics review

Le couple de jeunes premiers, tendres amants, Florestine et Léon (les deux enfants qu'ont eus respectivement et séparément le Comte et la Comtesse) doivent eux aussi asseoir une très large palette vocale, même dans la fraîcheur vibrionnante d'Emily Misch et la suave clarté d'un très jeune gentilhomme passionné, Spencer Britten (deux jeunes voix déjà bien repérées outre-Atlantique : par New York pour la soprano et Montréal pour le ténor).

- Ôlyrics

Karli Cadel Photography

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