Pacific Opera Victoria
Prince Ramiro in Cinderella
September - October, 2010
Distinguishing himself with a voice that the Salt Lake Tribune declares is "heaven sent," Brian Stucki makes his POV debut as Prince Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – a role he has previously sung with Michigan Opera Theatre and the Opera Company of North Carolina.
Brian Stucki also makes his Carnegie Hall debut in the 2010-11 season as he returns to the American Symphony Orchestra for Spohr's Die letzten Dinge and Fanny Mendelssohn's Musik für die Toten der Cholera-Epidemie. He also returns to the roles of Ramiro in La Cenerentola with POV and Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Syracuse Opera. He joins the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for a third time for performances of Handel's Messiah and reprises the work with the Boise Philharmonic.
His performances in the 2009-10 season included returns to the role of Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Colorado and Arizona Opera. He also sang his first performances of Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri with Utah Opera, Roderick in Glass' The Fall of the House of Usher with Polish National Opera, and Der Geliebte von Morgen in Weill's Royal Palace at the Bard Music Festival. He joined Utah Symphony for Haydn's Creation and sang Mozart's Requiem with Kent Tritle conducting for Sacred Music in a Sacred Space at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City.
Among his other recent engagements is his international debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte with New Israeli Opera followed by performances of Mozart's Mass in C, Requiem, and Mass in C minor with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. He also joined the Compañía Nacional de Opera at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and in Tijuana for Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Seattle Opera for Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles, Opera Fuoco for Ottavio in Don Giovanni under the baton of David Stern, and Kentucky Opera for the Chevalier in Dialogues of the Carmelites. He has also sung Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Michigan Opera Theater and North Carolina Opera, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Princeton Festival, Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Piedmont Opera, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Alfredo in La traviata with Washington East Opera, and Camille in the New York premiere of Tobias Picker's Thérèse Raquin with Dicapo Opera Theatre.
An accomplished oratorio soloist as well, Mr. Stucki's recent performances on the concert stage include Haydn's Creation with Boston Baroque, his Avery Fisher Hall debut as Achicham in Hiller's The Destruction of Jerusalem with the American Symphony Orchestra, and Orff's Carmina Burana with the Milwaukee Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, and Acadiana Symphony in Louisiana. He has previously joined the Handel and Haydn Society and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for Handel's Messiah; Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Handel's Utrecht Jubilate and Holst's Psalm 86 at the Deer Valley Music Festival; and both the Waukegan Symphony and Bach Chorale Singers for the Mozart Requiem. While at Indiana University, he joined the Chamber Orchestra and Choir for both Lukas in Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten and Uriel in Die Schöpfung.
Mr. Stucki holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from Brigham Young University. Additionally, he is a former member of the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program. Also an accomplished cellist, he has released a recording of Rachmaninoff works on the Tantara label.
Tenor Brian Stucki takes on Ramiro's nearly impossible lines with relish, popping out high notes and roulades effortlessly.
Raleigh News Observer (review of La Cenerentola, Opera Company of North Carolina)
Enjoy audio clips of Mr. Stucki's performances.