Spencer Darby, Tenor
Spencer is featured as “Frederic” in this year's production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Spencer has performed several times with G&S Opera Sydney in the roles of "Lieut. the Duke of Dunstable” in Patience and as Marco “Palmieri” in The Gondoliers.
Originally accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium High School as a brass players, Spencer discovered singing at age 15. Having undertaken his initial vocal study as a baritone, Spencer began the transition to the tenor fach in 2013.
Spencer teaches singing at a number of schools, and enjoys regular engagements as a reviewer and musicological writer for various arts organisations including Musica Viva and The Australian Haydn Ensemble. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where his focus is on researching 20th century American opera.
Spencer has performed regularly with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and with the State Opera of South Australia as a chorus member. His musical interests vary widely from early music of the Baroque and Classical, through to traditional opera, new opera, musical theatre and modern music.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney