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Brett Carter


Management: Worldwide

Website: www.brett-carter.com

La Boheme,  Staatstheater Mainz, 2016
“…Brett Carter’s Marcello is virile and full voiced
Claus Ambrosius, Rhein Zeitung, October 2016

 The Barber of Seville, Opera Queensland
“..Germany-based Australian baritone Carter will surely become famous for his role as Figaro, singing, acting and charming his way into comparison with the greats.”
Martin Buzacott, The Australian , July 2016

Opera Gala , Staatstheater Mainz
“…Brett Carter sang Figaro’s Largo al Factotum with secure top notes, and a well-toned, flexible Baritone Voice.”
Der Opernfreund 2014

Don Pasquale, Staatstheater Wiesbaden
“…with a gorgeous Baritone voice, Brett Carter sang the role of Doctor Malatesta.”
Darmstädter Echo 2012

Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart
“Brett Carter projected the Count’s mood changes through finely detailed singing.  He was imperiously in control on the surface, but his frustrations threatened to bubble through.  He trod the fine line between simmering anger and loss of control and kept his character in check as one would expect for a man of his station.  It was a particularly fine piece of acting aided by his ability to wear the Count’s costumes with sartorial elegance.  Form and substance were in tune with each other.”
Alan True  Opera~Opera  January 2005 

Brett Carter is currently engaged as a Principal baritone at the Staatstheater in Mainz where his roles include the title role in a new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Valentin (Faust), Marcello (La Bohème), Demetrius (A Midsummer Nights Dream), and the baritone soloist in Carmina Burana. This season 2017/18, Brett also makes his role debut as Rodrigo in a new production of Don Carlos.

In 2016 he returned to Australia to perform with Opera Queensland in the title role of The Barber of Seville. Brett’s roles in the 2018/2019 season at the Staatstheater in Mainz include Rodrigo in Don Carlos, Il Conte Almaviva in La nozze di Figaro, and Leander in A Love for Three Oranges. Brett will also make his debut with the Schwetzingen Opera festival as Ulisse in the world Premier of Argo.

Brett began his vocal studies at the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music after completing a Certificate of Classical Guitar, graduating in 2002 with the Diploma and Bachelor of Performing Arts in Voice. During this time, he joined the West Australian Opera and received a scholarship to the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. He also was the recipient of a scholarship to attend the University of Cincinnati Music Festival in Lucca, Italy. 

From 2003 Brett was a fulltime performer at the Australian Opera Studio, Perth where his roles included the title role in Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Prince Tarquinius (Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia ), Elviro (Xerxes), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus), Tolomeo (Giulio Cesare), and Sancho(Don Quichotte). Further performances in Perth included recitals for the Lieder Society of WA, as soloist with Collegium Musicum, the prologue from Pagliacci with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and a program of cabaret songs and a recital for ABC Radio.

After a year with Opera Queensland’s Young Artist Program in 2006, Brett Carter won the 2007 German Australian Opera Grant, which resulted in his being engaged as a Principal Baritone at the Hessische Staatstheater in Wiesbaden. His roles  there included  Papageno (Die Zauberflöte),  Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Dr Falke, Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Ping (Turandot), Schaunard (La bohème), Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Schlemihl/Hermann (The Tales of Hoffmann), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Leander (The Love for Three Oranges), Freddy Eynsford-Hill (My Fair Lady), Ramiro (L'Heure Espagnole), Vicenzo Biscroma (Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma), Bill ( Rise and fall of the city of Mahogany), and the Baritone Solo in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri

Whilst engaged in Wiesbaden he also performed as a guest artist with the Staatsoper Stuttgart as Allazim (Mozart’s Zaide); with Oper Frankfurt as Tempter/Cavalier in the new production of "Murder in the Cathedral" by Pizzetti; Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) for Landestheater Coburg; and made his highly successful debut with Victorian Opera as Count Almaviva (The Marriage of Figaro).

Brett Carter is managed by Graham Pushee: graham@artsmanagement.com.au
February 2018
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