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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Brian Wallin

Brian Wallin

Hailed by the Dallas Morning News as having a “finely focused and well-mannered” voice, Brian Wallin completed his second season with Fort Worth Opera as a Hattie Mae Lesley Apprentice Artist in May of 2016. During the 2016 Fort Worth Opera Festival he performed the role of The Reporter and covered the role of Henry Rathbone in the world premiere of JFK; and performed the roles of Undertaker’s Assistant I/ER Nurse/Priest in Buried Alive and Rory in Embedded as part of their regional premieres. Wallin made his professional debut during the 2015 Fort Worth Opera Festival as Gastone in La traviata and Second Gravedigger in Hamlet. During the summer of 2015 he was a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in the roles of First Priest in The Magic Flute and in the ensemble of Candide. Other credits include performances in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and La bohème as part of the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center. Upcoming engagements include The King of El Dorado in Candide with Théâtre du Capitole and Opéra National de Bordeaux in France, tenor soloist in Carmina Burana with Atlanta Ballet, and a return to Fort Worth Opera during the 2017 Festival in the role of El Remendado in Carmen. This summer Wallin will perform with Opera Saratoga in Marc Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock. He earned his B.M. and M.M. from the Maryland Opera Studio.