Brian Jeffers


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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Nero and the Fall of Lehman Brothers

  • The Italian Academy 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (map)

I will be performing in the world premiere of Jonathan's Dawe's new opera as one of the Lehman Brothers traders.

Directed by Alastair Boag; Conducted by Benjamin Grow

"The financial collapse of 2008, amid the scheming trading floors of Wall Street and the forces of gods and love in imperial ancient Rome, is set in a dynamic and beautiful musical landscape by the artist [Jonathan Dawe] who has recently been cited as “One of our most important, yet little known, composers” (Seen and Heard International)."
Earlier Event: August 20
Aspen Opera Center Scenes Program
Later Event: December 3
Nero and the Fall of Lehman Brothers