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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Aspen Music Festival and School 2016

I will be headed to Aspen, Colorado for this amazing program before moving to New York City in the fall.  I will be studying with internationally-acclaimed tenor Vinson Cole and this year's opera Artist-in-Residence is GRAMMY-winning Met soprano, Renee Fleming.

My major project for the summer will be covering the role of Dino in William Bolcom's comic opera A Wedding. Described by Bolcom as a "21st Century Marriage of Figaro" the story, based on the 1978 comedy film of the same name, focuses around Dino and Muffin's wedding weekend and the complications of "old money" marrying "new money".  It is new to the operatic repertoire and was premiered at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2004.

I will also be focusing on, learning, and performing the repertoire of Mozart through classes and weekly scene concerts, as well as being a part of the Aspen Opera Center's opera chorus.