Born in India, Shanul studied Information Technology in Australia before starting out as lead vocalist in heavy metal bands, touring and releasing three original studio albums. His exploration of the classical singing technique led him to privately commence opera studies in Melbourne in 2012.
Shanul’s opera debut came in 2014 as Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Opera Australia School’s Tour) and since then he has also sung the title role in Massenet’s Werther (2014, Australia), Florville in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino (2016, Australia), Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (2017, Italy), Almaviva in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (2018, Australia) and Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah (2016, Australia). In high demand for gala concerts Shanul has regularly been a featured artist at several high profile events such as Opera in the Alps, Opera in the Market, Opera by the Lakes (2016, 2017 & 2018) starring alongside artists such as Marina Prior, Cheryl Barker, Greta Bradman, David Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes. In October 2018 he represented the Rossini Opera Festival for a special recital at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo.
Shanul’s most recent engagements included the roles of Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2018, Teatro del Giglio Lucca Italy), Libenskof in Il Viaggio a Reims (2018, Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro Italy) and as the tenor soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater (2018, LaVerdi Milan Italy).
Winner of the 2017 Rossini International award in Pesaro (Italy), Shanul also holds an MA in Advanced Vocal Studies from the Wales International Academy of Voice, UK.
Shanul Sharma is supported by Dr Alison Pert and Rod Sims