Baritone, Bryan Murray, just finished a one year contract with Deutsche Oper Berlin as a Stipendiat, performing comprimario roles in 12 productions for the 2018/19 season including: Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Moralès in Carmen, and Marullo in Rigoletto. Bryan obtained a Master of Musical Arts degree in opera performance from Yale University’s School of Music under the tutelage of Richard Cross and Doris Yarick-Cross. He received an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music degree from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Stony Brook University. Bryan is also the grand prize winner of the 2016 Heida Hermann’s International Voice Competition, third prize winner in Mirjam Helin’s International Singing Competition, the winner of the “Sachi Liebergesell” award from the Opera Index Competition, a finalist in the Eastern Region of the Met Council auditions, and the winner of an Encouragement Grant from the Premiere Opera International Voice Competition.
On the concert stage, Bryan has been the baritone soloist of John Rutter’s Mass of the Children with the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra, the baritone soloist in Bernstein’s Opening Prayer with Marin Alsop conducting the Yale Philharmonia, baritone soloist in the Fauré Requiem with the Jacksonville symphony, bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the New Haven Symphony, baritone soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Yale Symphony, and the baritone soloist in the world premiere of Transfiguration by Robert Kyr with the Yale Camerata and orchestra.