Brent is a native New Zealander recently moved to Singapore from Australia. Over the most recent years he has performed with Opera Australia, Opera New Zealand, Canterbury Opera, many regional Australian Opera companies and Singapore Lyric Opera.
Roles performed include: Ping (Turandot), Silvio (Pagliacci), Valentin (Faust), Bartolo (Barber of Seville), Dandini (Cenerentola), Dancairo (Carmen), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliette), Schaunard (La Boheme), Sailor (Dido & Aneus), Spalanzani & Crespel (Tales of Hoffmann), Sir Joseph Porter (HMS Pinafore), King Hildebrand (Princess Ida), Robin Oakapple (Ruddigore), Pirate King (Pirates of Penzance) and numerous operetta musicals including over 85 performances as Billy Bigelow in Carousel.
Brent was the recipient of numerous vocal scholarships and awards with over 50 national competition prizes including Australian National Aria; Governor General of Australia's Shield; New Zealand Herald Aria, Fletcher Jones Aria, Lockwood Aria (NZ), Patricia Fagan Scholarship, Championship Royal South Street, Arnold Matters Scholarship.
He was awarded a scholarship by the New Zealand Arts Council to study in Italy and attend master classes with Luciano Pavarotti and Lorin Mazzel. In 1996 he with invited to sing with Kiri Te Kanawa for "Opera in the Park" (NZ) before a live audience of 350,000. He was awarded the Governor-Generals Shield for Opera in 1997 by the Governor General of Australia. In 1998 Brent was awarded an Opera Australia Foundation scholarship by Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge.
Brent was a regular performer with Opera Australia during the past 10 years. Performing in Cosi fan Tutte, Billy Budd, Lohengrin, IL Trittico, Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen, Mastersingers of Nuremburg, Otello, Don Giovanni, Lady Macbeth of Mitensk, Faust, Lucia di Lammermoor, Dido & Aneus, Iolanthe, Der Freishutz and Turandot.
In Australia & New Zealand he was a regular performer in Oratorio & on the concert platform and hopes to continue his craft in Singapore.