Gavin Brown | Tenor

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Gavin Brown is an Operatic Tenor currently working and living in Sydney, Australia.

Australian tenor Gavin Brown is a graduate from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music Performance in classical voice under Anke Höppner. Gavin went on to star in a number of Musicals throughout Australia. He is pleased to return to the Sydney Conservatorium and his classical roots, currently completing his Masters of Music Studies in Opera Performance as a recipient of the Donald Lionel Edgerton Scholarship.

As one of Sydney's most versatile tenors, Gavin has sung with a number of internationally acclaimed composers ranging from Hanz Zimmer to Nobuo Uematsu, and recently performed with Patti Lupone on her 'Don't Monkey with Broadway' world tour.  Other performances on the concert platform include the role of Martin in a staged version of Copland's The Tender Land, The Antagonist in Bernstein's Mass and the tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah.

Gavin has recently returned from New York where he performed the roles of Tamino in ‘The Magic Flute, Basilio and Don Curzio in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’  and sang in a series of concerts including an operatic gala at Carnegie Hall. 

 
 
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“Gavin Brown
makes an instant impact with his smooth attitude and charm.

A triple threat performer, Gavin is perfect in the role.”

- Stage Whispers

 
 

Other recent stage credits include his debut opera performance as Le Mari in Les Mamelles De Tirésias and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. Gavin has performed in a number of other roles including; Fiyero Tigelaar in Wicked, Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Fabrizio Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza, J Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying and premiered the role of Tony Abbott in the new Australian Musical The Colour Orange.

You may have seen Gavin performing in and around Sydney at a variety of corporate functions and private events. If you would like to hire Gavin for your event please use the form on the 'Contact' page.

 

 

Past Productions

 
 

2019

MOS Operatic Gala
Soloist
Carnegie Hall
July 1st

Die Zauberflöte (W.A Mozart)

Tamino
Manhattan Opera Studio
June

Le nozze di Figaro (W.A Mozart)
Don Basilio / Don Curzio
Manhattan Opera Studio
June

L’enfant Et Les Sortiléges
(Maurice Ravel)
Le Petit Vieillard
Pop-up Opera
May 10th

Reflections on Opera in Cinema
Soloist
Rockdale Opera Company
April 13th

2018

Carols in the Domain
Young Stars of Australian Opera
The Domain
Dec 22nd

Abba Spectacular
Melbourne - Palais Theatre
Dec 14th
Sydney - State Theatre
Dec 15th

Don Giovanni (W.A Mozart)
Don Ottavio
Con Opera
Oct 13th - 20th

“Gavin Brown played the often stolid Ottavio with intensity and ringing tenor vocals. He provided a strong alternative to the Don - a conservative man of morals, genuinely distressed by his fiancé's disturbed state after her violation at the hands of the Don.”


”Ottavio was given a fine performance by handsome Gavin Brown with a captivating, clear tenor voice.”

Les Mamelles de Tirésias  
(Francis Poulenc) 

Le Mari (The Husband) 
Con Opera      
May 19th - 27th

A standout in shades of comedy
and command of the stage physically as well as vocally"

"A remarkable singing and witty
acting turn as the husband"

SCM Greenway Series
The Tender Land
Martin
Verbrugghen Hall
Mar 21st

The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical
Tony Abbot / James Ashby
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Raj House
Feb 27th - Mar 3rd

*Winner of Best Emerging Artist Award*

"...a vindictive and narcissistic Tony Abbott, who is made to look and sound even more ridiculous than he does in real life – superbly played."

2017

The Colour Orange: The Pauline Hanson Musical
Tony Abbot / James Ashby
Sydney Fringe Festival
HPG Festival Hub
Sept 14th - 23rd

*Winner of Critics Choice Award *

"...A scarily reptilian (and hilariously accurate) Captain Budgie Smugglers"

Wicked
Fiyero Tigelaar
Chatswood Concourse
May 20th - Jun 4th

*Winner of Broadway Worlds' Best Musical Award*

"As newcomer to the University Fiyero, Gavin Brown makes an instant impact with his smooth attitude and charm. A triple threat performer, Brown is perfect in the role. His chemistry with both leading ladies is something special."

2016

Legally Blonde The Musical
Warner Huntington III
Everest Theatre
Apr 6th - 9th

"As Gavin Brown’s Warner makes his way on to the stage to carry out the infamous disunion, he is the image of perfect, hair-coiffed smarminess, equipped with the voice of a Matthew Morrison inspired angel."

2015

A Little Night Music
Mr Erlanson
Everest Theatre
Mar 25th - 28th

"Honorable mentions go to Gavin Brown and his striking tenor voice"

The Bernstein Mass
The Antagonist
The Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall
May 6th

"I particularly liked the first boy, Gavin Brown... His fine voice was complemented by very clear articulation, sure dramatic sense and disciplined movement."

The Light in the Piazza
Fabrizio Naccarelli
The Reginald Theatre
Oct 28th - 31st

"Gavin Brown is charming and handsome; energetic and excitable... Love to Me makes use of his strong physicality and precise tenor to power the song."

2014

Anything Goes
Director
Everest Theatre
Mar 26th - 29th

"Vibrant, hilarious and polished, this year’s Muse major is a show not to be missed."

"Compliments to director Gavin Brown, who strives to keep the whole night bright and pacy."

Anyone Can Whistle
Martin / Featured Dancer
King St Theatre
Oct 16th - 25th

Broadway Bound
Director / Performer
The Sound Lounge
Oct 1st - 2nd

2013

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
J. Pierpont Finch
Everest Theatre
Mar 13th - 16th

"We find a solid leading man in Gavin Brown... possessing the prerequisite singing and dancing chops"

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Mitch Mahoney
King St Theatre
Oct 2nd - 12th

"Gavin Brown’s comfort counselor Mitch rings remarkably true a young guy on community service"

 
 
 

 

Contact

If you would like to hire Gavin to sing at your event please specify what style you are looking for (Jazz, Contemporary or Classical). For a Quote use the contact form below. Please provide as much detail as you can. 

Gavin can be hired as:
- A solo artist with piano or guitar.
- As part of a Jazz/Contemporary Trio.

Song requests are accepted and encouraged!

If you are looking to become a part of the Inner West's fastest growing Vocal Studio please also use the contact form below.

 
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Teaching Studio

Trafalgar St, Annandale
Sydney, NSW, 2038