Australian baritone Shaun Brown has performed throughout Australasia and across Europe and the United States. The former Opera Queensland Young Artist, trained by Joseph Ward O.B.E, is known to Queensland audiences for his many appearances including most recently in La Boheme, Ruddigore, Don Giovanni, The Merry Widow, and ENCORE: Opera Queensland Returns to the Stage at QPAC in October 2020. In 2021 Shaun will be appearing again with Opera Queensland in Le nozze di Figaro and a concert titled A Poet’s Love with his wife, soprano Sarah Crane. Shaun has performed to critical acclaim as a concert soloist covering repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem, Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. In high demand as an adjudicator for vocal and choral competitions and eisteddfods, Shaun holds a position as an examiner for the Australian Music Education Board and is currently the Director of Performance at the School of Music, University of Queensland. He recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of North Texas where he performed at the New York Center for Contemporary Opera in works by Jake Heggie and other American composers.