Boyd Owen, 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship Quarter-Finalist
Boyd Owen is a proud citizen of both Australia and New Zealand. Most recently he made his debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall singing the tenor solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana, followed by Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Shanghai, China. Last year he sang Percy in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, with Melbourne Opera, and also made his debut with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Florence, singing Lindoro in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. He also debuted with Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and Teatro Alghieri di Ravenna singing Don Narciso in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia. His other roles in Italy include: Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw both with Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola with Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa, and Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore for the Spazio Musica Opera and Concert Summer Season.
His other concert work includes Handel’s Messiah and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, performed in Shanghai, China, and Britten’s Ballad of Heroes with Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He has previously won second places in the Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Scholarship, the Herald Sun Aria and the New Zealand Aria. Boyd is currently studying with Professor Qilian Chen at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China