Kanen Breen

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Tenor

Most recent Victorian Opera performance

Kanen played Uncle Ernie in The Who's Tommy, February 2022. 

Biography

Kanen’s past engagements for Victorian Opera include the premiere seasons of ‘Tis Pity, Banquet Of Secrets and Through The Looking Glass, The Beadle in Sweeney Todd and The War Correspondent in Remembrance

Roles for Opera Australia include Camille in The Merry Widow, Nanki Poo in The Mikado, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, Marco Palmieri in The Gondoliers, Caius in Falstaff, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Monostatos in The Magic Flute,  Sellem in The Rakes Progress, Pong in Turandot, Andres/Cochenille/Pittichinaccio/Frantz/Nathanael in The Tales Of Hoffmann,  Pirelli in Sweeney ToddAlbert Herring, and Johnny in Bliss at the Edinburgh Festival.   

Other engagements include Andy Warhol in the Brisbane Festival season of The Perfect American, a Helpmann Award-winning performance as The Witch Of Endor in the Glyndebourne production of Handel’s Saul for the Adelaide Festival and other roles include Rodolfo in Baz Luhrman’s La Boheme on Broadway. 

He appeared as Willy Wonka in the national season of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory