Austin Gunn

  • Singer
    Male / Tyne and Wear
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    34 - 40
    Height
    6' (1m 83cm)
    Weight
    14st. 13lb (95kg)
    Hair Colour
    Blonde
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Muscular
  • Files

    • word document (docx)
    • word document (doc)
    • sound file (mp3)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    www.geordietenor.weebly.com
    Twitter
    @geordietenor

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2015 - 2018Don Ottavio & Nanki-Poo
Opera
ENO Opera Squad Don Giovanni & The MikadoEnglish National Opera
Various Schools
2017Box
Musical Theatre
Cox and BoxBerwick Festival Opera
Maltings theatre Berwick
2017Martin
Opera
Hummus by Zad MoultakaMusica Na Fabrica Festival in Lisbon
Opera Lab Europe
2017Manager
Opera
The Waiter’s RevengeOpera Lab Europe
Musica Na Fabrica, Lisbon, Portugal
2016Tolloler
Opera
IolantheBerwick Festival Opera
The Malting's Theatre
2016Aubrey
Opera
The Vampyre - MarschnerBerwick Festival Opera
The Malting's Theatre
2016St Nicholas
Choral
Britten - St NicholasPortsmouth Festival Choir
Portsmouth Cathedral
2016Lead Guest
Opera
John Cage Dinner Party - Stephen MontagueRocket Opera
Hull University
2015 - 2016Percy
Opera
Anna Bolena - DonizettiHashtag Opera Company
London
2015Gizmo 3
Opera
The Way Back Home Pre ProductionEnglish National Opera
2015Security Guard
Opera
Between Worlds Pre-ProductionEnglish National Opera
2015Dormont
Opera
La Scala di Seta (Berwick Festival Opera)Rocket Opera
Berwick Town Hall
2015Nanki Poo
Opera
The MikadoRocket Opera
Caesar's Palace, berwick
2015Don Jose
Opera
CarmenBlack Cat Opera
Andover Lights Theatre
2015Nanki Poo
Opera
The MikadoOpera Anywhere
The Little Theatre, Thame
2015Frederik
Opera
Pirates of PenzanceOpera Anywhere
Little Theatre, Thame
2014Tenor Soloist (Werther, Rodolfo, Alfred, Witch)
Opera
Festive Treats, seasonal opera favouritesInterOpera
Bowes Museum & Gateshead Old Town Hall
2014Bobby, The Policeman
Opera
The Fishermas's Brides (Tete a Tete Opera Festival)Tete a Tete Theatre Company
Kings Place, London
2014Frederik
Opera
Pirates of Penzance (Berwick Festival Opera)Rocket Opera
Berwick Town Hall
2014Aeneas
Opera
Dido & AeneasRocket Opera
Berwick Town Hall
2014Nanki Poo
Opera
The MikadoOpera Anywhere
Waterperry House
2014Frederik
Opera
Pirates of PenzanceOpera Anywhere
Waterperry House
2014Tenor Soloist
Opera
A Night at the OperaBlack Cat Opera
Millenium Hotel, South Kensington, London
2014Tenor Soloist, Operetta
Opera
Sage Gateshead & Royal Northern SinfoniaLight Opera Join in & Sing event
The Sage Gateshead
2013Dantine (cover)
Opera
The Perfect AmericanEnglish National Opera
Coliseum
2013Mozart - Don Ottavio cover
Opera
Don GiovanniScottish Opera
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness & Aberdeen
2013Mozart
Opera
Don Giovanni Unwrapped (Ottavio)Scottish Opera
2013Soloist
Opera
Opera Gala ConcertInterOpera
Bowes Museum
2013Don Jose
Opera
Carmen (semi staged)Rocket Opera
The Sage Gateshead
2013Guest
Opera
John Cage Dinner PartyStephen Montague
St John's Smith Square
2012Don Ottavio & Vogelsang
Opera
InterludesEnglish National Opera Operaworks
Saddlers Wells Theatre
2012Guest
Opera
John Cage Dinner PartyENO Musicircus
Coliseum
2012Alfredo and Core Tenor
Opera
Know the Show La TraviataENO Baylis
2012Tamino and Core Tenor
Opera
Know the Show Magic FluteENO Baylis
2012Gastone
Opera
La TraviataInterOpera
tour
2012Pliable/Superstition/Celestial Voice (Cover)
Opera
Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's ProgressEnglish National Opera
Coliseum
2006Britten - Curlew River
Musical Theatre
Edinburgh International Festival
2005Mozart - Don Giovanni - Don Ottavio
Opera
AGOS
2005Mozart - Pedrillo - Entfuhrung
Opera
AGOS
2005Puccini - Turandot - Pang
Opera
AGOS
2005Mozart - Figaro - Don Basilio
Opera
AGOS
2005Massenet - Manon - DES GRIEUX
Opera
AGOS
2005Verdi - Falstaff - BARDOLFO
Opera
Alexander Gibson Opera School
2005Judith Weir - Vanishing Bridegroom - MIDDLE SON
Opera
Alexander Gibson Opera School
2005Benjamin Britten - Curlew River - Chorus of Pilgrims
Opera
Edinburgh Festival
2004Sullivan - Yeoman of the Guard - Fairfax
Opera
Tynemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society
2004Donizetti - L'elisir D'Amore - Nemorino
Opera
AGOS
2003German - Merrie England
Musical Theatre
Tynemouth Operatic Society
2001Band of Brothers Television series, singing voice of soldier
Choral
Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks
1996Leowe - My Fair Lady - Freddy Eynsford Hill
Musical Theatre
WBOS
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2012ENO OperaworksEnglish National Opera
    2006MMus OperaRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland Opera School
    2005Intensive Voice LessonsGilles Denizot Voice Studio
    2005PG Dip Mus OperaAlexander Gibson Opera School, RSAMD
    2002Dip HE RCMRoyal College of Music, London
    1999SUPA, Sunderland University Progression Agreement(External) University of Sunderland

    Additional Skills

    Austin is equally at home in high baroque performance especially in the music of Handel, Vivaldi and Bach, contemporary classical music where he has performed Tansy Davies, Joanna Lee, Lucie Treacher, Maxwell Davies, Philip Glass and Alistair Jones A Prodigal Son (with the title role written for Austin) and gala concerts where he has performed Puccini, Verdi, Massenet and Bizet conducted by Royal Opera House music staff and can be heard in intimate dinner recitals at restaurants for Impromptu Opera throughout the North of England.

    About me

    Austin Gunn made his professional operatic debut in the Edinburgh International Festival as Vorsinger in Zaide with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. Other EIF performances include 1st Tenor Soloist in Curlew River and Zweite Lehrbube in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

    For Scottish Opera he covered Don Ottavio, directed by Sir Thomas Allen, and sang the role in the Unwrapped performances throughout Scotland.

    His English National Opera debut was in Stephen Montague's 'John Cage Dinner Party' for ENO MusiCircus, other ENO work includes an ENO Late Shift Recital at the National Portrait Gallery, Magic Flute 'Know the Show' and La Traviata 'Know the Show' for ENO Baylis, cover Pliable/Superstition/Celestial Voice in Pilgrim's Progress and cover Dantine in The Perfect American at the Coliseum, and in preproduction workshop performances as Security Guard in Between Worlds and Gizmo 3 in The Way Back Home. He also appears as Nanki-Poo and Don Ottavio for ENO Opera Squad in 2015-2016.

    Austin is principal tenor for Rocket Opera, and a principal guest tenor for Opera Anywhere, Black Cat Opera, Opera Seria, InterOpera and Impromptu Opera.

    Recording and film credits to date include Maxwell Davies 'Solstice of Light', Britten's 'Curlew River', Beethoven's 'Fidelio' and Wagner 'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg', and Montague 'John Cage Dinner Party' all for BBC Radio 3, a recital of song for American television network PBS, and as the singing voice of a German soldier in the television series 'Band of Brothers' directed by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

  • Skills

    General Dance Skills
    • Ballroom
    • Contemporary
    Skin Colour
    • White
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Tenor
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    Interested in
    • A cappella
    • Backing Vocalist
    • Choral
    • Commericals
    • Cruise Ships
    • Lead Vocalist
    • Musical Theatre
    • Opera
    • Session work
    • Teaching Jobs
    • Tour (Europe)
    • Tour (UK)
    • Tour (Worldwide)
    Experienced In
    • A cappella
    • Backing Vocalist
    • Choral
    • Cruise Ships
    • Film
    • Judging
    • Lead Vocalist
    • Musical Theatre
    • Opera
    • Soloist
    • Teaching
    • Tour (Europe)
    • Tour (UK)
    • Tribute Acts
    • TV
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Musical Skills
    • French Horn
    • Guitar
    • Harpsichord
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Piano
    Singing Styles
    • Adult Contemporary
    • Choral
    • Classical
    • Musical Theatre
    • Opera