Jeffrey Black

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Jeffrey Black
Born: 1962
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Opera singer
Notable Roles
Count Almaviva in
The Marriage of Figaro
Figaro in The Barber of Seville
Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni
Guglielmo in Così fan tutte
Papageno in The Magic Flute
Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus
Schaunard in La bohème
Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor

Jeffrey Black (born 1962 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian opera singer. He studied singing at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and appeared in many of the operas staged by the Conservatorium students and post-graduate students, including appearing in the role of "Figaro", as a first year opera student, in the Conservatorium's 1981 production of The Marriage of Figaro, at the Basil Jones Theatre (now called the QUT Gardens Theatre).


Black was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School.[1] He won the Marianne Mathy Scholarship in the Australian Singing Competition in 1983 and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship in 1985.

He made his operatic debut as a principal singer with the Australian Opera in 1984. He made his debut in the United Kingdom at Glyndebourne in 1986. [1][2]


Black has sung with the following opera companies:


Black's opera and operetta roles have included, among others, the following:

Personal life[edit]

He met his wife Janice on stage when playing Figaro in the Marriage of Figaro and his wife played Suzanna. They have a son James and daughter Tiffany. Black's son has diabetes, and he has been active in fundraising in support of his cause.[2]


  1. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3.
  2. ^ "Singing with diabetes in mind". article. World Diabetes Foundation. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-16.

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