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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg |

State Opera of South Australia

 “The role of Hans Sachs was superbly filled by Shane Lowrencev, his performance embodying Schopenhauer's concept of the 'noble man' inherent in Wagner's construction of the character but not always so well understood and realised as it is here. Lowrencev's performance was filled with emotional depth and subtle nuance.”

Barry Lenny
Broadway World Adelaide
August 6, 2018

 

 “a tall, slim figure and a fine actor – encompassed the character’s wide range of emotion from the humorous to the impassioned, when he has a fit of temper with himself, to the authoritative leadership of the Mastersingers.”

Alan Brissenden
Adelaide Review
August 6, 2018

 

“…. a tall, youthful, rich voiced Shane Lowrencev, …… Lowrencev sang well, showed brilliance in the way he encouraged each to develop their role.”

Brian Angus
Bachtrack
August 5, 2018

 

“Lowrencev’s dignified and thoughtful manner combined with superb technique and stamina for the huge role that held the whole story together.”

Sally Putnam
Stage Whispers
August 5, 2018

 

“… the incredible voices of Lowrencev…. bringing a smile to my heart.”

Janine Spearpoint
The Clothesline
August 5, 2018


Wagner and Beyond | West Australia Symphony Orchestra

"The integration of music and drama is central to Wagner’s performance concept and it was thus invaluable to have bass-baritone Shane Lowrencev on hand to sing powerfully from Meistersinger and Die Walküre. Especially in the latter, Wotan’s farewell to his daughter Brünnhilde, the singer conveyed both tenderness and a strong dramatic presence, a highlight of the evening that was acknowledged by the audience."

Leon Levy
Seesaw | WA’s online arts magazine
September 11, 2017


Carmen | Opera Australia

“Shane Lowrencev has an imposing presence as swaggering toreador Escamillo and sings the bass-baritone role with apparent ease.”

Simon Parris
Simon Parris: Man in Chair
May 5, 2017


Lyric Opera Winter Gala

“…Shane Lowrencev stealing the show… Shane is described as 'charismatic, sexy and a great actor'. He has a rich baritone voice, full of energy and connected with his audience. The days of 'stand and deliver' are well and truly gone, singers must also be actors, and Shane does this in spades.”

Helen Belli
Weekend Notes
July 16, 2017


Don Giovanni | Opera Australia

“The vocal standout among the men is Shane Lowrencev as Leporello. Powerful and clear at the top with excellent diction, the role is a perfect fit for him right now and he relishes every moment, knowing exactly what liberties he can take to further the comedy.“

Clive Pagent
Limelight
July 26, 2014


La Bohème | Opera Australia

“Shane Lowrencev gave the musician Schaunard’s role a high camp edginess and vocal incisiveness.”

Peter McCallum
Sydney Morning Herald
January 4, 2015