Brenton Spiteri is an Austalian-Maltese tenor who holds a Masters in Opera from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2023 Brenton performed Ferrando Così fan tutte for Opera Queensland, as well as Liverotto Lucrezia Borgia and Zefirino Il viaggio a Reims for English Touring Opera. He also continues his association with English Touring Opera’s Learning and Participation Program, and with Songmakers Australia.
In 2022 he was featured as Tin Soldier Paper and Tin for English Touring Opera, Beppe Rita for Charing Cross Theatre, and was the solo tenor in Britten’s Five Canticles for Sydney Chamber Opera’s Awakening Shadow. He gave additional performances of Winterreise at Brisbane Music Festival, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at High Barnet Chamber Music Festival.
Brenton’s performed roles include Tamino The Magic Flute, Count Almaviva The Barber of Seville, Rinuccio Gianni Schicchi, Telemaco The Return of Ulysees, Ernesto Don Pasquale, Conte Alberto L’occasione fa il ladro, Narciso Il turco in Italia, Beppe Rita, Schoolmaster/Mosquito The Cunning Little Vixen, Paco La vida breve, Trac Le Roi Carotte, Soldato/Mercurio The Coronation of Poppea. He has performed for major companies around Australia and the UK and was an Opéra de Lyon young artist between 2015 and 2017.
He has frequently collaborated with Sydney Chamber Opera, for whom he created the roles of Ashley in Fly Away Peter, Aboveground Man Notes From Underground and Oscar Oscar and Lucinda. He also appears regularly in concert, having performed Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and given numerous recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the most recent of which was a critically acclaimed performance of Die Schöne Müllerin Songmakers Australia.
Brenton is a former winner of the Herald Sun Aria and a recipient of the Marten Bequest Scholarship for Singing. His career has been generously supported by the Amar-Franses and Foster-Jenkins Trust, Melba Opera Trust, Australia Council and Ian Potter Cultural Trust.