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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

2018

  • 55th Anniversary Gala Concert  – Anchorage Opera
  • Carmen – Mill City Summer Opera
  • Marie Begins – workshop with Tri-Cities Opera at Arizona State University
  • Kiss Me, Kate – Arizona State University
  • Titanic – Arizona Broadway Theatre
  • Bernstein’s Mass – Arizona State University (producer)

2019

  • The Magic Flute – El Paso Opera
  • The Anxiety Project – reading with Phoenix Theatre and Arizona State University
  • Xerxes – Arizona State University
  • La Bohème – Anchorage Opera
  • Così fan tutte – Mill City Summer Opera

REVIEWS

“Under the direction of Brian DeMaris, the band roars with richness and depth, capturing the ebb and flow of the ship’s journey and, in the final poignant moments of the show, becoming an exaltation of those lost at sea and the survivors who shared their memories.” – Broadway World (Titanic, Arizona Broadway Theatre)

“The orchestra impressed throughout under Brian DeMaris’ direction…” – Pioneer Press  (Carmen, Mill City Summer Opera)

“MCSO’s production – a cast of 11, an ensemble of 23 and a 33-piece orchestra led by Brian DeMaris – delivers on the music.” – Minnesota Post (Carmen, Mill City Summer Opera)

“The band… played punchily under the excellently paced direction of Brian DeMaris. They turned the screw effectively on Sondheim’s sizzling music…” – Star Tribune (Sweeney Todd, Mill City Summer Opera)

“Brian DeMaris conducted with tight tempos and precision…” – Alaska Dispatch News (Rigoletto, Anchorage Opera)

“Conductor Brian DeMaris… enforced spirit and shrewd pacing.” – Star Tribune (Daughter of the Regiment, Mill City Summer Opera)

“Brian DeMaris’ excellent conducting of the ensemble superbly negotiates Sondheim’s complex score…” – Syracuse New Times (Sweeney Todd, Syracuse Opera)

“[The orchestra] sounded terrific under DeMaris’ direction.” – Pioneer Press (Maria de Buenos Aires, Mill City Summer Opera)

“DeMaris polished the singing and the orchestral accompaniment until it sparkled. I’ve never heard the orchestra sound better, as under DeMaris’ baton.” – Broom Arts Mirror (Die Fledermaus, Tri-Cities Opera)