Shane Lowrencev has established
an exceptional career as one of Australia’s most highly regarded bass soloist’s.
His more notable credits include Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, Messiah and La
Resurrezione; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mass in C
Minor, Coronation Mass,Bach’s B Minor Mass,
Sleepers Wake Cantata No.140, St John Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio and
St Matthew Passion; Haydn’s Creation and Schubert’s Missa Brevis.
Shane’s current body
of work includes, in 2016, performing Escamillo (Carmen) and Schaunard (La
bohème) for Opera Australia and Hunding in Die Walküre for the
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. This year, 2017, engagements include as Scarpia
Shaunard (La Boheme) for Opera
Australia. He is also soloist with the Melbourne, Tasmanian and West Australian
Shane Lowrencev is
Melbourne born. In 2000, graduated from the Melba Memorial Conservatorium with
a Bachelor of Music. He furthered his studies at The Australian National
Academy of Music and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
Whilst an undergraduate at the Melba, Shane received the Robert Salzer Scholarship Award
for Operatic Potential as well as a Victoria University Scholarship. In 2008,
he won the Opera Awards, including the Youth Music Foundation of Australia Inc
Shane is engaged as a
full-time principal artist with Opera Australia. His many recent roles
with the company have included – Baron Scarpia in Tosca, title roles in Le
nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, Escamillo in Carmen (later reprised in a new production),
Schaunard in La bohème(also
reprised)and principal bass roles in Bliss, La fanciulla de West and
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other acclaimed performances were as The King/
Aida, Polyphemus/ Acis and Galatea, Guglielmo/ Così fan tutte,Capellio/
I Capuleti e iMontecchi,Ferrando/ Il trovatore, Baron Douphol/
La traviata, Cascada/ The Merry Widow, Cook/ The Love For Three
Oranges, Dick Deadeye/ HMS Pinafore, Usher/ Trial By Jury,
Filiberto/ Il Signor Bruschino, Pistola/ Falstaff,Timur/ Turandot,Monterone/
Rigoletto, Betto di Signa/ Gianni Schicchi, Basilio/ Il
barbiere di Siviglia, Melisso/ Alcina, Lodovico/ Otello,
Nourabad/ The Pearlfishers. He has also found time to sing
the role of Colline in La bohème for West Australian Opera.
Earlier roles for
Opera Australia included Mozart’s Figaro, the 1st Nazarene in a new production
of Salome, and Scarpia in Tosca; in addition to covering the role
of Wotan/The Wanderer in Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Leading roles in new
operas for Opera Australia included Prince Selim/ Il turco in Italia, Leporello
/Don Giovanni and The Count / Le nozze di Figaro. Shane also
recently performed the role of Brander in the Melbourne Symphony’s performances
of Le damnation de Faust.
is an exciting new artist for Kathryn Morrison Management and we are delighted
to welcome him.