Shane Lowrencev was born in Melbourne and studied in Melbourne and London. In 2008, he won the Australian Singing Competition's Opera Awards.
Shane is a full-time principal artist with Opera Australia. His roles have included – Baron Scarpia in Tosca, title roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, Escamillo in Carmen, Schaunard in La bohème; The King: Aida, Polyphemus: Acis and Galatea, Guglielmo: Così fan tutte, Capellio: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Ferrando: Il trovatore, Timur: Turandot, Basilio: Il barbiere di Siviglia, Melisso: Alcina, Lodovico: Otello, Nourabad: The Pearlfishers and many others. He also sang Colline in La bohème for West Australian Opera.
His concert appearances have included Judas Maccabaeus, Messiah, La Resurrezione, Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Coronation Mass and Missa Brevis; Bach’s B Minor Mass, St John Passion, Magnificat, Christmas Oratorio and St Matthew Passion and Haydn’s Creation;
In 2013, he sang Scarpia in Tosca, Schaunard in La bohème and rehearsed and covered the role of Wotan/The Wanderer in Der Ring des Nibelungen.
In 2014, Shane Lowrencev will reprise the roles of Schaunard and Escamillo and star in two of Opera Australia’s new productions – as Prince Selim in Il turco in Italia and Leporello in Don Giovanni.