A rising star of the Opera World, critically acclaimed Actor and Singer Shoumendu Schornikow joins “iCCAM” with the goal to further diversify his already established performing arts career.
Shoumendu completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Classical Voice in 2011. He has since performed with many of Australia’s leading opera companies including Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Melbourne Opera and the Lyric Opera of Melbourne, as well as appearing on recordings for ABC Classics and on National Radio. Most recently, he has performed with Opera Australia in productions of “La Boheme”, “The Barber of Seville”, “The Pearl Fishers” and “Don Carlos”.
Roles include Don Inigo Gomez in” L’Heure Espagnol”, Simone in “Gianni Schicci”, Walter Wilkins in “Merrie” England (Lyric Opera of Melbourne), Jaquino and 1st Prisoner in Fidelio, Fiorello in “The Barber of Seville” (Melbourne Opera), Tranh in “The Parrot Factory”, Soloist in “Assembly” (Victorian Opera), Giorgio Germont in “La Traviata”, St Brioche and Cascada in “The Merry Widow”, Obstinate, Demas and Envy in Vaughan Williams’ opera “The Pilgrim’s Progress”, and Count Almaviva and Antonio in “Le Nozze di Figaro”. He also appeared as Mr. Alexander in Four Letter Word Theatre’s production of “A Clockwork Orange”.
Shoumendu has appeared with Melbourne Opera as a soloist in numerous concert settings and as the Baritone Soloist with the Melbourne University Faculty of Music Choir in Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs”. A past residential Choral Scholar with Trinity College, he has toured to America and New Zealand with the Trinity College choir and has sung on their CDs, “Mystical Songs” and “Angels”.