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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¡Figaro! (90210)

  • Norton Hall 33 Pratt Avenue Chautauqua, NY, 14722 United States (map)

Music by W.A. Mozart; Libretto by Vid Guerrerio, based on The Marriage of Figaro by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung in English and Spanish

Sunday, June 30, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Sunday July 14, 2019 • 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 2019 • 4:00 p.m.

Eric Einhorn • Stage Director
Jorge Parodi
 • Music Director

Chautauqua Opera’s 90th season opens with “Vid Guerrerio’s contemporary multicultural adaptation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Set in modern-day Beverly Hills. Hollywood elite Paul and Roxanne Conti (Count Almaviva and Rosina) are now married with a daughter, and Figaro and his soon-to-be-bride Susana are undocumented workers on their estate. Hailed by Opera News as “dynamic, thought-provoking, respectful, and, yes, hilarious,” Guerrerio’s English and Spanish libretto infuses Mozart’s masterpiece with humor, heart, and present-day discussions of race, class, and American identity.”

Earlier Event: June 27
Afternoon of Song
Later Event: July 5
Il Barbiere di Siviglia