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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Afternoon of Song

  • Anthenaeum Hotel Chautauqua, New York (map)

Enjoy the sunny ambiance of the Athenaeum Parlor and a view of the lake as you are serenaded with a variety of art songs ranging from the very old to the very new.

The first Afternoon of Song of the 2019 series will include a world premiere piece by Composer-in-Residence, Gilda Lyons, sung by Studio Artist, Brian Jeffers.


Allison Voth, pianist

Lindsey Chinn, soprano

Antona Yost, mezzo

Brian Jeffers, tenor

Earlier Event: June 17
Chautauqua Young Artist Sing-In
Later Event: June 30
¡Figaro! (90210)