Owain Browne is a British baritone experienced in a wide range of musical styles and performance contexts. He has performed as a soloist on the international stage in concerts and operas and made his debut with Dutch National Opera as Luzifer in Day Three of their groundbreaking aus Licht cycle from Stockhausen’s Licht Operas which was performed at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam. In 2023 he made his debut with Welsh National Opera singing Germont Père in their “cwta” version of La traviata at the Wales Millennium Centre and on tour.
Owain is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and later trained at the Flanders Opera Studio in Gent. He is particularly experienced in modern and experimental repertoire.
In Glasgow he created the title role of Kaspar Hauser in an opera by Rory Boyle to critical acclaim. In Belgium he performed the role of Moritz in the first revival of Benoît Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen at the Minard Theatre in Gent. He has also performed in Melbourne as The Traveller in a staged production of Britten’s Curlew River. More recently, Owain achieved critical success performing Officer 2 / Blazes in The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies for Shadwell Opera in London.
In more traditional repertoire, Owain has performed Masetto in Don Giovanni for Alden Biesen Zomeropera, Marcello in La bohème for the New London Opera Players, Dandini in La Cenerentola for Opera Loki, and in Heart 2 Get – a reimagining of material from Mozart’s Da Ponte operas for a new audience on the main stage at Vlaamse Opera in Gent and Antwerp. He also has experience in operetta and has appeared as Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus in the Wales Millennium Centre and as Pooh–Bah in The Mikado at the Hackney Empire and on tour.
Owain is a regular member of Jackdaws’ OperaPLUS projects having appeared as Dulcamara in The Love Potion, Sulpice in The Team Mascot, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, and this year as Bartolo in the return of The Stylist of Somerset.
Owain is an experienced teacher and coach in a wide variety of settings including private tuition, singing workshops and lecturing at Leeds College of Music. He also works as an examiner for the ABRSM. For Jackdaws he has previously led “Discover your Voice” and is excited to be returning in 2024 for Breathing Life into Text.
Owain Browne is a British baritone experienced in a wide range of musical styles and performance contexts. He has performed as a soloist on the international stage in concerts and operas and made his debut with Dutch National Opera as Luzifer in Day Three of their groundbreaking aus Licht cycle from Stockhausen’s Licht Operas which […]