Tenor Brian Sussman has been praised for his strong and emotive voice. On the operatic stage Brian has performed principal roles and scenes with Lawrence Opera Theatre, the Nahant Music Festival and Westchester Summer Vocal Institute. In competition, he has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Brian is a proponent of new music and was a co-founder of the Kansas based contemporary vocal ensemble the Meadowlark Project. Brian is currently the Tenor Principal Vocal Artist at Heartland Sings.
Opera/Theatre: Francis Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Leo Hubbard (Regina), Spanish Governor/Cacambo (Candide), Ralph Rackstraw (H.M.S Pinafore), Young Man (The Last Romance), Donald Hopewell (Gallantry).
Concert/Oratorio: Messiah (Handel), Was frag ich nach der Welt (Bach), Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Charpentier), Coronation Mass (Mozart)
Master of Music in Voice Performance – The University of Kansas
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance – The University of Wyoming
Apprentice Artist, Nahant Music Festival
Prefered styles: opera, oratorio, art song, choral, musical theatre.
Special abilities: music theory, character work, new music.