Brenton Spiteri

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Last Victorian Opera performance

Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, December 2019

Last 3 major performances

  • Count Almaviva in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Victorian Opera, 2019
  • Oscar in Oscar and Lucinda, Sydney Chamber Opera, 2019
  • Telemaco in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Pinchgut Opera, 2019


  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music (Hons.), University of Melbourne
  • Artists Masters – Opera, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

Age when you started singing

I actually can’t remember not singing in my life. I was about six years old when I started off as a very self-conscious boy soprano.

Favourite opera

It is constantly changing. I will always have a soft spot for La Bohème though. It was the first opera I performed in as part of the Opera Australia children’s chorus and the music gets me right in the heart every time. I would love to sing Rodolfo one day.

Favourite opera role to perform

Of the roles I’ve performed, I think Tamino from The Magic Flute is my all-time favourite. He is such a great character, very heroic but vulnerable, confused and full of yearning. 

A fun fact not many people know about you 

I completed half of a bread and pastry making qualification a few years ago. I had to withdraw because it was difficult to balance with my singing commitments, but I guess you could still call me a Half-Pastry-Chef.


  • Herald Sun Aria, First Prize, 2012
  • John and Elizabeth Wright-Smith Scholarship, Melba Opera Trust, 2012-2014
  • Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship (Opera), Australia Council for the Arts 2019
  • Gwen Catley Scholarship, Amar Frances and Foster Jenkins Trust (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) 2019-2021


“… a tenor voice to die for – pure, immediate, unforced, utterly reliable.”

Nicholas Routley, Australian Stage, 23 June 2018

Brenton Spiteri as Mathan in Pinchgut Opera's 2018 production of Athalia.