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.

Guadalupe WORLD PREMIERE

    Production week for ASU Lyric Opera Theatre's WORLD PREMIERE of GUADALUPE is fully underway!!  This is not a show you will want to miss! Many exciting things surround this premiere, including internationally acclaimed Met Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano ISOLA JONES playing the Virgen de Guadalupe for 2 of the 4 performances (a part written specifically for her).  Isola performed 16 seasons at the Met spanning 505 performances and 10 Live at the Met Broadcasts.

     The premiere also includes two illustrious guest artists, R. CARLOS NAKAI and XAVIER YXAYOTL, highly regarded, and award-winning musicians specializing in Native music of the Americas.  The orchestra includes many Native instruments played and crafted by these artists.

     All of this as well as the ASU Chamber Singers performing as the chorus and the opera being performed only a few weeks before the lead character, Juan Diego's, real Catholic feast day in mid-December.  The music is both primal and breathtaking and composed by ASU's own Dr. James DeMars with a libretto put together by Dr. DeMars and stage director, Graham Whitehead, among others. See UPCOMING tab for dates and ticket information!!

     From this story's premiere as a cantata: "As the last notes faded I sat awestruck... this opera was a milestone in the history of contemporary music." Latino Perspectives