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Shoumendu Ganguly recently completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Classical Voice. Shoumendu completed the majority of his degree singing as a Baritone before retraining as a Tenor in his final semester under the instruction and mentorship of renowned Baritone, Michael Lewis OAM. He has since studied with Anna Connolly in Melbourne and Glenn Winslade in Sydney.
Already Shoumendu has created roles in multiple new works including the role of Tranh in The Parrot Factory by Stuart Greenbaum. He has also performed with Victorian Opera in Assembly, a collaboration with dance company Chunky Move, as well as creating the baritone leads in the series of chamber operas The Australian Constitution. Other roles include Fiorello and Ambrogio in The Barber of Seville with Melbourne Opera, Walter Wilkins in Edward German’s Merrie England with the Lyric Opera of Melbourne, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, St Brioche and Cascada in The Merry Widow, Obstinate, Demas and Envy in Vaughan Williams’ opera, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Count Almaviva and Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro. He has also played the role of Mr. Alexander in Four Letter Word’s production of A Clockwork Orange.
Most recently Shoumendu appeared in the 2012 Victorian Opera Gala Concert. He has also appeared with Melbourne Opera as a soloist in numerous concert settings and as the Baritone Soloist with the Melbourne University Faculty of Music Choir in Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. A past residential Choral Scholar with Trinity College, Shoumendu has toured to America and New Zealand with the Trinity College choir and has sung on their CDs, ‘Mystical Songs’ and ‘Angels’.