Garnering praise for his “most impressive… bright, clear tone and lively personality” (New York Times), American tenor Brian Giebler is a “faultless high tenor” (Seattle Times) with “lovely tone and deep expressivity” (New York Times). From Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the GRAMMY®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street under Julian Wachner to Stravinsky's Threni with The Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, “the sweetness of Giebler's impressive high tenor” and his "expressive and elegant phrasing" (Cleveland Classical) has captivated audiences around the world.
Mr. Giebler’s recent seasons' highlights include solo engagements with The Cleveland Orchestra; The English Concert (Apollo in Handel's Semele under Harry Bicket); Boston Baroque (Arnalta in Monteverdi's Poppea); Grand Rapids Symphony; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Syracuse Symphoria; Charlottesville Opera; Musica Sacra (Carnegie Hall); Handel & Hadyn Society; Mark Morris Dance Group (Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival); Boston Early Music Festival; Clarion Music Society; Baltimore Choral Arts; and the Oregon Bach Festival.
While his light lyric tenor is sought-after for his interpretations of the music of Bach and Handel (and their contemporaries), Mr. Giebler has also earned a fine reputation for his interpretation of roles in new works by prominent modern-day composers such as Paola Prestini (collaborating on a work for Minnesota Opera), William Antoniou (Anathema: The Turing Opera – National Sawdust), Charles Wuorinen (Haroun and the Sea of Stories – Boston Modern Orchestra Project), and James Dashow.
Mr. Giebler took 2nd Place in the 2018 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall, and won the People’s Choice Award at the 2018 American Traditions Vocal Competition.
This season, Mr. Giebler makes his solo débuts with Santa Fe Pro Musica, the Oratorio Society of New York (Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall), and as Adam in the New York premiere of Julian Wachner/Cerise Jacobs’ opera, Rev. 23, at the Prototype Festival in January, 2020.