Baritone Owain Browne is from Suffolk and is a graduate of Magdalene College Cambridge and the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. While there he created the title role of Kaspar Hauser in an opera by Scottish composer Rory Boyle to great critical acclaim.
In 2010 he made his proms debut as a soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles at the Royal Albert Hall and covered the roles of Morales and Dancaïre for Scottish Opera’s touring production of Carmen. Recent concert performances have included Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs in St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Christ in Bach’s St. John Passion at Llandaff Cathedral and Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony at Snape Maltings, and as a Britten–Pears Young Artist, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Ode to St. Cecilia directed by Christian Curnyn.
Recent opera performances have included Moritz in Benoît Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen for the International Opera Academy in Gent, and Masetto in Don Giovanni for Alden Biesen Zomeropera. He has also recently appeared in a reworking of Mozart’s Da Ponte operas for a new audience at the Vlaamse Opera in Gent and Antwerp. Most recently he appeared as The Traveller in Britten’s Curlew River for Gertrude Opera in Melbourne.
Owain was recently a member of the Flanders Opera Studio in Gent and learns with Glenville Hargreaves.