Blake Parhamhas appeared on stage as ‘Toby’ in George Palmer’s Cloudstreet (State Opera SA - Workshop), ‘Basilio’ in Le Nozze di Figaro, ‘Vasek’ in The Bartered Bride, and ‘Pluto’ in Orpheus in the Underworld (Rockdale Opera), ‘Goro’ in Madama Butterfly (Opera Projects, Sydney), ‘Monostatos’ in Die Zauberflöte (Opera Laboratory Sydney), ‘Tinca’ and ‘The Song Seller’ in Il Tabarro (Beaches Productions), ‘Samuel’ in The Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert and Sullivan Society SA), ‘The Baker’ in Into the Woods (Elder Conservatorium), in the chorus of Moby Dick (State Opera SA), and was a young artist with Pacific Opera from 2014-15.
Blake’s concert repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater (Illawarra Choral Society), Bach’s Cantata BWV182 (Avondale and Sydney Conservatorium), Haydn’s St Nicholas Mass (Port Stephen’s Singers), Walton’s Façade (Vacation Chamber Orchestra – England), Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Gounod’s St Cecelia Mass (Adelaide Philharmonia), and Mozart’s Requiem (Sutherland Choral Society). Additionally, Blake has appeared in concerts with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the University of St Andrews, the Dundee Cathedral, the Polish Musicians Association (Warsaw), the Barossa Vintage Festival, Carl Rafferty (Canberra), Pacific Opera, the Macquarie University Orchestra, and at Sydney Opera House.
Awards include the George Boland Scholarship, the 5Mbs Young Virtuosi Award, and an Arts SA Grant to study with Peter Coleman-Wright. He is currently a music lecturer at the Avondale Conservatorium, the Wollongong Conservatorium, and a PhD candidate at the Sydney Conservatorium. As a researcher, Blake has presented papers at a number of conferences in Europe and Australia and published articles in Scotland, Lithuania, and Poland.