Aubrey Lodewyk, baritone

Born in Rustenberg, the baritone Aubrey Lodewyk started singing at a very young age and then studied for a Vocal Art diploma at TUT in 2003 under Eric Miller 

During his studies he sang the following roles in student productions: Dr. Malatesta (extracts) in Don Pasquale, Tesoriere in Un giorno di regno and the title role in Gianni Schicchi

After graduating, Aubrey joined the Cape Town Opera Studio in 2006 and studied for a post-graduate diploma in music performance at UCT under Dr Nellie du Toit. There he sang Gullielmo in Cosi fan tutte and understudied Schaunard in La Boheme for Cape Town Opera. In 2008 he was appointed as junior staff soloist for CTO and sang the role of Balintulo in the opera Poet and Prophetess in Sweden and Cape Town as well as Albert in Werther. Aubrey toured with the CTO in a production of Porgy and Bess singing the role of Jake in Berlin, Oslo, Cardiff, Israel, London and Scotland. Since then Aubrey has sang the roles of Germano in La scala di seta by Rossini, a production which was staged by the Wagnerian Society in Cape Town and the role of Marcello in La Boheme for Opera Africa at the State Theatre and the Johannesburg Theatre. He also appeared as Dancairo in Carmen, Nelson Mandela in the Mandela Trilogy, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and Belcore in L’elisir d’amore.

Aubrey's concert repertoire includes Lieder recitals, soirees and sacred works such as Handel’s MessiahTheodoraJaphtha, and Schubert Mass in C minorSt Matthew Passion, Rossini’s Stabat mater and Haydn's Creation.

Aubrey made his debut as Silvio in I Pagliacci at the New Israel Opera in Tel Aviv in December 2011. 

Aubrey Lodweyk @ JIMF 2012

29 January 2012, Messiah