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Gary Rowley began his career as a member of the Victoria State Opera and Opera Australia young artist programs. His engagements for the Victoria State Opera included Don Basilio in The Barber Of Seville, Don Pasquale, Nourabad in The Pearlfishers, Leporello in Don Giovanni and Roo in Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll. He has worked continually for Opera Australia, performing Hobson in Peter Grimes, the Duke Of Verona in Romeo & Juliet, Colline in La Boheme, Don Magnifico in Cenerentola and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream including a season at the Edinburgh Festival. He has sung Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera, Major Murgatroyd in Patience and Nourabad for the West Australian Opera, Dulcamara in The Elixir Of Love and Don Magnifico in Cenerentola for Opera Queensland.
For OzOpera he has appeared as Don Basilio in The Barber Of Seville Monterone in Rigoletto and, for Victorian Opera, Don Alfonso in Cosi Fan Tutte, roles in its premiere season of Through The Looking Glass during 2008 and, during 2009, the title role in its premiere season of Rembrandt’s Wife, The Music Master in Ariadne Auf Naxos and Elviro in Xerxes. 2009 also included the role of Scarpia in Tosca for Melbourne Opera. His concerts have included Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder for the Perth International Festival and Carmina Burana for Victorian Opera. During 2010 Gary Rowley has appeared as Frank in Die Fledermaus for Opera Australia and has sung the roles of Charlot in Ibert’s opera, Angelique for Victorian Opera and Germont in Andrea Chenier for Melbourne City Opera.