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.
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The Savoy Arts Company Incorporated has been producing shows since 1985, specialising in the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. To better reflect its primary artistic objective, commencing from 2014, the company will be performing as Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney. Our performing group has provided excellent training in all aspects of stagecraft for performers who have made a career in opera and musical theatre. The Ensemble style of our productions not only provides the chorus with experience in singing with an orchestra, but also provides ample opportunity to learn and develop skills in characterisation and stagecraft.
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