MM in Vocal and Cello performance - Indiana University
BM in Performance and Pedagogy - Brigham Young University
Quickly distinguishing himself with a voice that the Salt Lake Tribune declares is “heaven sent,” Brian Stucki combines his teaching activities with a vibrant performance career. This season, he returns to Polish National Opera on his third engagement as Roderick in the company’s successful production of Philip Glass’ The Fall of the House of Usher. He also sings Handel’s Messiah with both the Virginia Symphony and Boise Philharmonic and returns to the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra for Carmina burana. Future engagements include his first performances of Roméo in Roméo et Juliette in a return to Arizona Opera and Handel's Atys and Galatea with Indianapolis Symphony . Last season, he made his Carnegie Hall debut with a return to the American Symphony Orchestra performing works of Louis Spohr and Fanny Mendelssohn. He also returned to the roles of Ramiro in La C enerentola with Pacific Opera Victoria, previous performances of Roderick in The Fall of the House of Usher in a reprisal of the role with Polish National Opera, and Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Syracuse Opera in addition to joining the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma for its production of Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge. He also returned for the third time to the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for performances of Handel’s Messiah and reprised the work with the Boise Philharmonic.
Among his other recent engagements is his international debut as Ferrando in Così fan tutte with New Israeli Opera, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Compañía Nacional de Opera at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, and Ottavio in Don Giovanni with Opera Fuoco. He has also sung Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles with Seattle Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Colorado and Arizona Opera, Ramiro in La cenerentola with Michigan Opera Theater and North Carolina Opera, Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri with Utah Opera, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Princeton Festival, the Chevalier in Dialogues of the Carmelites, Ferrando in Così fan tutte with Piedmont Opera, and Der Geliebte von Morgen in Weill’s Royal Palace at the Bard Music Festival.
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 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 Handel and Haydn Society and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah; Music in a Sacred Space for Mozart’s Requiem, Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate and Holst’s Psalm 86 at the Deer Valley Music Festival; and both the Music in Sacred Spaces series 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 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.