Errin Brooks, Don Alvaro
Errin Duane Brooks is quickly gaining momentum as an American tenor from Detroit, Michigan. Most recently, he appeared as the second Scottish Soldier in Kevin Puts' Silent Night and understudied Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, both with Michigan Opera Theatre. Brooks has performed with other companies in the United States including South Shore Opera, Toledo Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Utah Festival Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
While spending the summer of 2016 with Utah Festival Opera, Brooks placed first in the Michael Ballam Concorso Lirico in Logan, Utah. This sent him to the National Semi-Finals in Alessandria, Italy, where he was able to advance to the National Finals, place 4th, and win the Audience Favorite Award. Brooks has had success in several competitions including winning the Grand Prize in The Bel Canto Competition, 2nd place in the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Competition, and Regional Finalist in the 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions.
Past tenor roles for Brooks include Bacchus in Ariadne of Naxos with Chicago Opera Theater, covering Harlequin in Victor Ullman’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Messenger in William Grant Still’s Troubled Island, a Chicago premiere!
Errin Duane Brooks was an Emerging Artist with Chicago Opera Theater from 2013-15 after receiving his Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University and his Bachelor of Music degree from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan. Errin currently resides in Detroit, Michigan.