Quickly distinguishing himself with a voice that the Salt Lake Tribune declares is “heaven sent,” Brian Stucki joins Florentine Opera for his first performances of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and the Phoenix Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem in the 2016-17 season. He also joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Beethoven’s rarely performed dramatic oratorio Christus am Ölberge. Last season, he made debuts with the San Francisco Symphony singing Handel’s Messiah and the Houston Symphony in Schumann’s Der Rose Pilgerfahrt. He also sang his first performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with Boise Baroque.
An accomplished oratorio soloist as well, Mr. Stucki’s recent performances on the concert stage include Haydn’s Creation with Boston Baroque and Utah Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C, Requiem, and Mass in C minor with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and his Avery Fisher Hall debut as Achicham in Hiller’s The Destruction of Jerusalem as well as his Carnegie Hall debut singing Spohr’s Die letzten Dinge and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Musik Für die Toten der Cholera-Epidemie with the American Symphony Orchestra and sang Orff’s Carmina burnana with the Milwaukee Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, and Acadiana Symphony in Louisiana. He has previously joined the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Virginia Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Boise Philharmonic, and Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Handel’s Messiah; Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Bruch’s Flight into Egypt with Pacific Symphony, and Music in a Sacred Space for Mozart’s Requiem, 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 Mozart’s 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.
Photo Credit: Ann Stucki
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