Brian is no stranger to theatre. He was a member of the chorus at Michigan Opera Theatre for the debut of DiChiera’s Cyrano, and continued with La Traviata, Madame Butterfly, Carmen, The Mikado, La Boheme and Rigoletto. Beginning the 2009-2010 season with Nabucco and Don Giovanni, Brian made his main stage debut in the role of Spoletta in Tosca in May of 2010. He also depicted a “slimy, reprehensible Monastatos clothed in a ringing tenor that was happily free of the character’s disgusting physical attributes,” according to Opera News, during Michigan Opera Theatre’s Magic Flute in April of 2011. Brian also received acclaim for his portrayal of the comical Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Brian studied music at Detroit’s Wayne State University where he received acclaim in both operatic and musical theatre productions. He has given life to such roles as Frederic in Pirates of Penzance and Che in Evita.
Brian has appeared as a guest artist on many programs; he has made appearances at churches and theatres all over metro Detroit and around the world.
Brian has also received recognition for his work with early music and oratorio. He has been a part of the recording process for many new works, specifically in the metro Detroit area.
Brian also does freelance work singing and playing piano. He is at hire for weddings, funerals, church services and many other needs.
Personal testimonials include the thoughtful words of Kelly Longo:
“Brian, I was at a mass yesterday morning at which you sang. I tried finding you after the service to tell you how beautiful your voice is and how it touched me. I cannot remember being swept so completely away by someone’s singing. It was, for me, what a spiritual ceremony should be. Thank you for sharing your gift.”