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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 Australian Singing Competition’s Opera Awards, including the Youth Music Foundation of Australia Inc Award.

Shane has worked extensively with Opera Australia. His many roles for the national company include — Baron Scarpia | Tosca, title roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva | Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello | Don Giovanni,  Escamillo | Carmen, Schaunard | La bohème, Principal bass roles in Brett Dean’s Opera “Bliss”, Polyphemus | Acis and Galatea,  Guglielmo | Così fan tutte, Capellio | I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Ferrando | Il trovatore, Don Basilio | Il barbiere di Siviglia, Melisso | Alcina, Lodovico | Otello, Nourabad | Les pêcheurs de perles, Prince Selim | Il Turco in Italia,  Cover Wotan/The Wanderer | Der Ring des Nibelungen 2013, 2016 and title role Don Quichotte.

Shane’s other operatic work includes Colline | La bohème for West Australian Opera. Hunding | Die Walküre for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Hans Sachs in Act 3 | Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for State Opera of South Australia.

Shane Lowrencev has established an exceptional career as one of Australia’s most highly regarded Bass- Baritone concert soloist’s, working with the Melbourne, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

His more notable credits include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Berlioz’ La Damnation de Faust and L'enfance du Christ, Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, Messiah and La Resurrezione; Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Coronation Mass and Missa Brevis; 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.

In 2019 Shane performs the roles of Schaunard | La bohème, Count | Le nozze di Figaro and Wagner | Faust.  He will be understudying the roles of Jokaanan | Salome, Lord Sidney | ll viaggio a Reims, King Henry VIII | Anna Bolena and Mephistopheles | Faust.