Bryan Register, Tenor
American tenor Bryan Register has received critical acclaim for the fresh, bright timbre of his voice and strong dramatic singing. Recent operatic highlights include Florestan Fidelio at English National Opera, a production directed by Calixto Bieito and conducted by Edward Gardner, the title role in Lohengrin at Savonlinna Opera Festival and his European debut as Drum Major in English National Opera’s critically acclaimed new production of Wozzeck directed by Carrie Cracknell. Later this season, Register will sing his first Tristan Tristan und Isolde for Theater Kiel.
Recently moving into the Wagner repertoire, Register has most recently been sponsored by the Wagner Society of New York and the ‘Emerging Singers Program’ of the Wagner Society of Washington D.C. Prior to this he was awarded second prize in the 2012 Liederkranz Vocal Competition (Wagner Division), was the winner of the 2008 Gerda Lissner, the 2006 Sullivan Foundation and the Licia Albanese/Puccini competitions and the recipient of a 2006 Grant from the Liederkranz Foundation.
Previous operatic highlights also include Siegmund Die Walküre with the Greenwich Symphony, Erik Der Fliegende Holländer with Opera Roanoke, Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor for San Diego Opera, concert and semi-staged versions of Die Walküre with Opera Roanoke and Opera Birmingham and Don José Carmen for Virginia Opera.
Register trained at the Manhattan School of Music, receiving the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, before continuing his training at the renowned apprentice programs of The Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. While at Santa Fe he covered roles of Tassilo Countess Maritza, Andres Wozzeck and Dr Caius Falstaff. He has also sung The Chaplain The Dialogues of the Carmelites and covered the title role of Haydn’s Orlando Paladino at Glimmerglass. Acclaimed for his vocal versatility, he has been engaged for many new or rarely performed works including The Soldier Stone Soup for Tulsa Opera, Second Bandit in the American premiere of Martinu’s Hlas Lesa for Gotham Opera, Sundar The Thief of Love, Announcer and Man Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Manno Sacco and Vanzetti with The New York City Opera Orchestra in its Showcasing American Composers 2000 concerts.