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Alasdair Kent '17 · tenor

Hometown: Perth, Australia.


Education: B.M. from the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA); Lisa Gasteen National Opera School.

Competitions: First Prize, Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, 2016; James Parkinson Opera Foundation First Prize and Walter and Alice Strine, Esqs. Audience Prize, Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, 2016Bel Canto Award and Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto Prize, Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation Bel Canto Award, 2016; Second Prize, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2016; Second Place Regional Winner, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (North West), 2016; Encouragement Award, Opera Index Vocal Competition, 2015; Grant Winner, Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2015; Grant Winner, Career Bridges Grant Awards, 2015; Grant Winner, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, 2015; First Prize, Violetta DuPont Vocal Competition, 2015; Regional Finalist and Encouragement Award, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Middle Atlantic), 2015.

Roles at AVA: Rinuccio, Gianni Schicchi; Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni; Lindoro, L'italiana in Algeri; Gastone, La traviata; Chekalinsky, Pique Dame; Ferrando, Così fan tutte.

Other Roles: Dr. Richardson (cover), Breaking the Waves, Opera Philadelphia; Ritornello, L’opera seria, Wolf Trap Opera; Don Odoardo, Don Procopio, Lost and Found Opera; Junior/Charlie, Cold Mountain, Opera Philadelphia; Prince Claus (cover), Becoming Santa Claus, The Dallas Opera; Ernesto (cover), Don Pasquale; Gherardo, Gianni Schicchi; both with Merola Opera Program; Count Almaviva, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Prelude to Performance, The Martina Arroyo Foundation; Don Ramiro, La Cenerentola, Opera Queensland; Tom Rakewell (cover), The Rake's Progress, Queensland Conservatorium

 


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