Brian Giebler

Praised for his “lovely tone and deep expressivity” by the New York Times, American tenor Brian Giebler has embarked upon an impressive career singing virtuosic and eclectic repertoire “with shine and clarity” (Opera News). Whether performing Handel’s Semele with Harry Bicket and The English Concert or Stravinsky’s Threni with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, “Brian Giebler use[s] his high-placed tenor with great skill” (Opera Magazine). This season, he makes debuts with Santa Fe Pro Musica, the National Cathedral Choral Society, Handel’s Messiah with both the Naples Philharmonic and the Oratorio Society of New York (Carnegie Hall), and as Adam in the New York premiere of Julian Wachner and Cerise Jacobs’ opera, REV. 23 (Prototype Festival). His debut solo album titled At a loss of innocence, featuring music by Ivor Gurney and Benjamin Britten, will be released in the spring of 2020. “The sweetness of Giebler’s impressive high tenor” and his “expressive and elegant phrasing” (Cleveland Classical) have been heard recently with The Cleveland Orchestra, The English Concert, Boston Baroque, Boston Early Music Festival, Grand Rapids Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphoria, Charlottesville Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Mark Morris Dance Group, Handel & Haydn Society, and regularly with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, among others. Mr. Giebler took second-place in the 2018 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall, won a People’s Choice Award at the 2018 American Traditions Vocal Competition, and was a prize winner at the 2016 Biennial Bach Vocal Competition sponsored by the American Bach Society. Dedicated to the changing landscape of new music, Mr. Giebler frequently collaborates with prominent living composers such as Paola Prestini, Julian Wachner, Charles Wuorinen, and James Dashow. An active crossover artist, “the dashing Giebler, whose voice would make anyone melt” (BroadwayWorld), received critical acclaim and a Gregory Award nomination for his “faultless high tenor” (Seattle Times) in the role of Marius in Les Misérables (Seattle, WA). In 2018, Mr. Giebler revisited the role of Jack in Into the Woods with Charlottesville Opera, where he was lauded for “his spotless tenor vocals (that were) a highlight of the production” (BroadwayWorld).

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