Praised for his “finely focused and well-mannered” voice (Dallas Morning News), tenor Brian Wallin has “proved [to be] another gifted tenor…who took the stage with flair and commitment” (Opera Today). The 2019-2020 season began with appearances with Austin Opera in the role of Borsa in Rigoletto and a reprised role of Count Almaviva in The Ghosts of Versailles with the Château de Versailles Spectacles, which he debuted at The Glimmerglass Festival in 2019. In January 2020, he continued his work with contemporary repertoire making his Opera Birmingham debut in a regional premiere of Independence Eve, a chamber opera commentating on civil rights issues. Prior to COVID-19, he was scheduled to make appearances with Pacific Opera Project (Pirates of Penzance) and An Opera Theatre (The Rape of Lucretia).
During the 2018-2019 season, he made appearances in West Side Story with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and The Atlanta Opera and returned to the Benenson Young Artist Program with Palm Beach Opera appearing in La traviata and covering the role of Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He made his mainstage debut with Minnesota Opera in the World Premiere of The Fix followed by debuts with Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in St. Matthew Passion and Pacific Symphony in L’enfant et les sortilèges.
Brian has previously appeared with Minnesota Orchestra (Salome), Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre du Capitole (Candide), Fort Worth Opera (Carmen), Lyric Opera of the North (St. John Passion) and The Atlanta Ballet (Carmina Burana). In addition to The Glimmerglass Festival and Palm Beach Opera, Brian has appeared as a Young
Artist with Opera Saratoga and Fort Worth Opera. He proudly received both his Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Maryland and the Maryland Opera Studio.