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RECENT AND UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

2016

  • Guest Conductor, Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra
  • Sweeney Todd at Mill City Summer Opera
  • Rigoletto at Anchorage Opera
  • H.M.S. Pinafore at Arizona State University
  • Babe: An Olympian Musical at Arizona State University (reading)

2017

  • The Magic Flute at Arizona State University
  • Prism with Beth Morrison Projects at Arizona State University (reading)
  • 55th Anniversary Gala Concert with Anchorage Opera
  • Maria de Buenos Aires at Mill City Summer Opera
  • The Bartered Bride at Arizona State University

2018

  • Legally Blonde at Arizona State University
  • Carmen at Mill City Summer Opera
  • Marie Begins at Arizona State University (reading)
  • Kiss Me Kate at Arizona State University
  • Titanic at Arizona Broadway Theatre

2019

  • The Magic Flute at El Paso Opera
  • La Bohème at Anchorage Opera
  • The Anxiety Project with Phoenix Theatre at Arizona State University (reading)
  • Xerxes at Arizona State University

REVIEWS

“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)