James Penn

Tenor, co-director of BK Opera company

James Penn is an emerging conductor and tenor, who began his musical training as a boy chorister at All Saints church, St Kilda East in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts, and a Graduate Diploma in Music from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

His roles include Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana), Camille de Rossillon (The Merry Widow), Lucentio (The taming of the shrew), Frederic (the Pirates of Penzance), Ralph Rackstraw (HMS Pinafore), Don José (Carmen) and the title role of Werther.

In 2016 he co-founded BK opera in Melbourne with director Kate Millett. The company specialises in dark and intimate interpretations of classic operas.

Read James’ interview for Fever Pitch Magazine here

Follow BK Opera’s productions through their Facebook page here

BK Opera’s website can be found here

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