Paul Biencourt

Melbourne – Australia

Paul Biencourt is a graduate of the NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL in Melbourne.

His early professional experience was on the musical theatre stage appearing as Noel Weiderberg in The Delltones in the JACOBSEN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP‘s production of SHOUT-THE MUSICAL, as Riff Raff in TRILBY PRODUCTIONS‘ London season of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW and with THE PRODUCTION COMPANY, over eight seasons playing principal roles in THE MUSIC MAN,  ANNIE GET YOUR GUN,  KISS ME KATE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, CAMELOT, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE,  LITTLE ME and DAMN YANKEES.

He made his operatic debut alternating in the roles of Don Basilio and Curzio in MELBOURNE OPERA‘s 2008 production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and has subsequently gone on to appear as Goro in MADAM BUTTERFLY, St. Brioche in THE MERRY WIDOW, Remendado in CARMEN, Pedrillo in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, the Animal Trainer and Major Domo in DER ROSENKAVALIER, Lucio in Rossini’s OTELLO, Ferrando in COSI FAN TUTTE and Der Zweite Adlige von Brabant in LOHENGRIN.  Of his performances for the company as Rodolfo in LA BOHEME, AUSTRALIA STAGE wrote, Biencourt is riveting in Rodolfo’s more powerful, heart-strung solos… Its his rich voice that truly wrings the heartstrings of the audience., and of Ralph Rackstraw in HMS PINAFORE, THE HERALD SUN wrote, …Biencourt was the other standout… a deeply impassioned performance and a treasure chest of vocal riches., while WWW.CONCERTONET.COM said, …superbly strong in both dialogue and music… accomplished stage presence… commendable performance.  Biencourt… producing a crystalline brightness in his solos and an assured contribution to the ensemble pieces.

He made his debut for VICTORIAN OPERA in 2009 singing the role of Brighella in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS his performance receiving a GREENROOM AWARD nomination, and subsequently appeared as Mick Davoren in the company’s workshop production of THE COCKATOOS, performed the suite of all-six tenor roles in REMBRANDT’S WIFE for which he was nominated for both HELPMANN and GREENROOM awards and of which THE AGE wrote, Paul Biencourt performed a half-dozen roles… clearly and pointedly defining each one…, while the German OPERNWELT said of his work, The tenor, Paul Biencourt…impressive talent and vocal self-confidence.  He has since appeared in the company’s production of CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, as Tmolus in JS Bach’s DER STREIT ZWISCHEN PHEOBUS UND PAN,     The Italian in Ibert’s ANGELIQUE, Rudolfe in Rossini’s WILLIAM TELL, the Third Esquire in PARSIFAL, Mr Erlanson in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Tom in VOSS and the Erste Jude in SALOME and Ein Junger Diener in ELEKTRA.  2023 has included roles in CAPRICCIO and GALILEO.

n 2010 Biencourt was engaged by OPERA AUSTRALIA for the role of Harry in the company’s Sydney season of LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST.

Other operatic appearances include the role of Pylades in LYRIC OPERA OF MELBOURNE‘s season of Gluck’s IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE and Ottone in GERTRUDE OPERA‘s production of THE CORONATION OF POPPEA at the YARRA VALLEY FESTIVAL.

On the concert platform he has been engaged for the CITY OF STONNINGTON‘s CHRISTMAS IN STONNINGTON concerts and OPERA IN THE PARK and has appeared as soloist in the ROYAL MELBOURNE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY‘s Christmas concert at ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, in Handel’s MESSIAH for MELBOURNE OPERA, CAMBERWELL CHORALE and ESSENDON CHORAL SOCIETY, in CARMINA BURANA for HEIDELBERG CHORAL SOCIETY. and in corporate events for OPERA AUSTRALIA.

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