Boyd Owen

Advertiser, Actor, Influencer, Band Member, Singer,… more

Wellington, New Zealand
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Physical Attributes

175 cm / 5ft 9in
96 kg / 211 lbs
White / Caucasian
91 cm / 36 in

Credits & experience

  • The Ten Tenors : in Main/Lead cast (2009-ongoing). TV appearances: Jerry Lewis Telethon, USA; Carols by Candlelight, Australia; Verstehen sie Spass, Germany; Allsång festivals in Norway and Sweden
  • USA - Opera Singer (2006 - 2020) : Recent: Orff - Carmina Burana (Carnegie Hall, NYC), Michigan Opera Theatre (Detroit, MI)
  • Italy - Opera Singer (2013-2019) : Recent: Elvino, Bellini - La Sonnambula (Orvieto, 2019) Lindoro, Rossini - L’Italiana in Algeri (Florence,2016). Narciso, Rossini - Il Turco in Italia (Piacenza, Ravenna 2016). Ernesto, Donizetti - Don Pasquale (Bologna, 2015)
  • Eternity Opera (Wellington, New Zealand) : Duca di Mantua, Verdi – Rigoletto (2019); Pinkerton, Puccini - Madama Butterfly (2018)
  • Australia - Opera Singer (2001-2019) : Recent: Rodrigo, Rossini – Otello (Melbourne Opera, 2019); Riccardo Percy, Donizetti - Anna Bolena (Melbourne Opera, 2017); First prize - Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Scholarship (2017)
  • China - Opera Singer (2012-2018) : Recent: Alfredo, Verdi - La Traviata (Wuhan, 2018); Evangelist, Bach - Johannes Passion (Shanghai, 2018); Mendelssohn – Elijah; Handel - Messiah (Shanghai, 2017); Puccini - Messa Di Gloria (Shanghai, 2016)


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin

  • Australian

Boyd began his career in theatre acting, before transitioning to singing focus, roles included: John Proctor, The Crucible (Winona Lake, Indiana, 2007), various Shakespeare scenes.


Boyd Owen is a classical tenor and entrepreneur, with almost 20 years of extensive performance experience, including 15 years touring and working internationally with the world's top opera companies and orchestras in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, the USA and Asia.

Trained in the Italian school of singing, and specialising particularly in Bel Canto repertoire, his experience has provided him with an advanced understanding of vocal technique, languages, stage craft and the insider knowledge of what is needed to be a top-level performer on the world stage. Throughout his whole career he has brought this expertise to the world of elite-level music education as a lecturer and coach at some of the world’s top musical institutes. He has also been asked on many occasions by professional industry colleagues to be their vocal coach.

Boyd has successfully founded and run his own businesses and companies for 22 years, including working in the major international markets of China, Hong Kong, USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He provides business and consultation services to media and entertainment industries world-wide, as well as mentoring to emerging creative artists on the business side of the music industry.


Keyboard ability


Vocal ability

Classically trained

Vocal range


Composer ability


Producer ability


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Country

In the musical theatre/cross over world:
Among other credits, he has performed with the Australian group The Ten Tenors for many years. His time with the group included numerous highlights: TV appearances such as the Jerry Lewis Telethon, USA; Carols by Candlelight, Australia; Verstehen sie Spass, Germany; and the Allsång festivals in Norway and Sweden; as well as recording the live DVD Amigos Para Siempre in Madrid with the RTVE orchestra. He was the singing voice behind the 2-year Foster’s Carlton Draught ad campaign Slow Motion – Made from Beer. (Australia - national)

In the classical world:
Last season saw Boyd making his debut with new companies and in a number of new roles. He began working with Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit (USA), and also continued working in China. In Wuhan he sang his first Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, for Melbourne Opera’s New Year China tour; he debuted his first Puccini role, that of Rodolfo in La Bohème, in the MGlam/Canti Classic’s Opera Series in Shanghai; and he debuted the role of the Evangelist in Bach’s St John’s Passion, also in Shanghai, with conductor Fred Sjöberg and the Shanghai International Choral League. He then joined the Spazio Musica Summer Festival in Orvieto, Italy, to sing his first Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, overseen by esteemed conductor Maurizio Arena. After this he returned to New Zealand/Australia to make his debut as the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto, with Eternity Opera in Wellington, and to sing Rodrigo in the Australian première of Rossini’s Otello, with Melbourne Opera.

The previous season began with a very exciting debut for Boyd. He sang the tenor solo in Orff’s Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall, which marked his classical debut, not only in New York, but also the USA. Immediately following this he returned to Shanghai, China, to sing in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and then won first prize in the Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Scholarship singing competition.

Other seasons included: (Italy) Lindoro in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri conducted by Bruno Campanella (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence). Don Narciso in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia (Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and Teatro Alghieri di Ravenna). Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw (Teatro Comunale di Bologna). Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa, Savona). Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore and Don Basilio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Spazio Musica, Orvieto). (Australia) Riccardo Percy in Anna Bolena (Melbourne Opera). His Symphonic concert work has included: (China) Handel’s Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria (Shanghai). (Italy) Britten’s Ballad of Heroes, conducted by Aziz Shokhakimov (Teatro Comunale di Bologna). Schubert’s Mass in G Major (Alessandria). International Vocal Competitions: First prize in the men’s section of the 18th International Spazio Musica Singing Competition (Orvieto, Italy). Second Prize in the 2015 New Zealand Aria (Rotorua, New Zealand) and the Herald Sun Aria (Melbourne, Australia), and semi-finalist in the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

TV & Reality

Numerous TV performing appearances (2006-2020) such as the Jerry Lewis Telethon, USA; Carols by Candlelight, Australia; Verstehen sie Spass, Germany; and the Allsång festivals in Norway and Sweden, Countless news and variety shows (Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, China)

Film & Stage Crew

Directing & Writing ability


Script and screen play resources available through company members.


TV presenter experience

Previous unpaid TV presenter roles

Radio presenter experience

Previous unpaid Radio presenter roles

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin

  • Australian

Numerous news and variety, TV and radio programs, as presenter for various productions/performances (Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe, China)
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