Brian Jeffers

Tenor

Brian Jeffers is a Phoenix-based emerging artist specializing in Opera and Musical Theatre.  Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. There he studied with noted scholar and soprano Dr. Jamie Reimer and performed his first opera roles including Mayor Upfold (Albert Herring), Governor (Candide), King Kaspar (Amahl and the Night Visitors), and Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro), among others. 

Brian is currently finishing his Master of Music in Music Theatre-Opera in Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts' Lyric Opera Theatre at Arizona State University.  There he studies with internationally acclaimed baritone Gordon Hawkins and has performed in many productions most notably acclaimed performances of Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) and a premiere adaptation of Haydn's The Creation.  Brian has also been a part of several world premieres, oratorios and is an active freelance musician in the Valley area.

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"Brian Jeffers offered a heroic, flexible tenor as Medoro."

-OPERA NEWS, Joanne Sydney Lessner

     Brian Jeffers is a Manhattan-based tenor. His 2018-2019 season includes engagements with the Aspen Opera Center, Axelrod Performing Arts Center, New Amsterdam Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Chautauqua Opera. In 2016 he made his NYC debut in the world premiere of Jonathan Dawe's, Nero and the Fall of Lehman Brothers. He has since been seen as a Guest Artist at The Juilliard School in Dawe’s Cracked Orlando. He has performed in other operatic and choral premieres and enjoys performing new works.

      Collegiate highlights include L'Elisir D'Amore (Nemorino), Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh) a premiere adaptation of Haydn's The Creation (Uriel), Governor (Candide), Monostatos (The Magic Flute) and others

    Active in Musical Theatre, he has performed as a backing vocalist for Kristin Chenoweth with the Phoenix Symphony.  He also served as an intern for the Broadway Dreams Foundation's summer intensive residencies

   "very powerful, charming and moving...had the audience hanging on his every note." 

  Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds his Master of Music in Music Theatre-Opera Performance from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts' Lyric Opera Theatre at Arizona State University.

     Voice teachers and mentors include soprano Jamie Reimer, bass-baritone Gordon Hawkins, and tenors Vinson Cole and William Burden.

     He resides in New York City where he is a member of the Schola Cantorum of St. Thomas More's Church, an active freelance performer and helps to manage the library at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan.

"really has command of the comedic genre — embodying the character of Nemorino with the perfect combination of humor and dignity. "

 

Headshot Photographer: Vii Tanner

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