College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 3 Page: 55
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about our guest artist
Benjamin Brecher joined the faculty of the University of California - Santa
Barbara in 2008 after a fifteen-year career singing with many of the world's most
important opera companies and symphony orchestras. He has performed over fifty
operatic roles throughout the world and has gained great acclaim with his many
performances on opera and concert stages. He has performed over ten roles with
The New York City Opera since 1997, specializing in the bel canto opera repertoire.
Other performances include Santa Fe Opera, Opera de Montreal, Opera de Nice,
and Glimmerglass Opera, among others.
On the concert stage, Professor Brecher has performed a wide range of repertoire
with fifty-three of the world's finest symphonies, including the orchestras of Chicago,
Chautauqua, Mexico City, Rome, Seattle, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Budapest,
Cincinnati, St. Louis, National Arts Orchestra Ottawa, and the National Symphony
at Kennedy Center. He has eight recordings to his name including The Barber
of Seville with The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the 2010 DVD release of
Candide recorded in Rome, Italy.
Professor Brecher continues his rigorous schedule in performances this past year
with the Rochester Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, and Jacksonville Symphony.
In 2012 he will perform with the symphonies of Fort Worth, Knoxville, and make
his Santa Barbara Symphony debut in Mozart's Coronation Mass. In 2013 he will
perform the leading tenor role in the world premiere performances of Shot! A World
Changed, an opera about the assassination of President McKinley, by Persis Anne
Vehar in Buffalo and for Opera America. He attended The New England Conservatory
and The Juilliard Opera Center.
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