Recent and Upcoming

EL PASO OPERA

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

ANCHORAGE OPERA

The Magic Flute

January 2019

Masonic Theatre 

El Paso, Texas

ANCHORAGE OPERA

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

ANCHORAGE OPERA

La Bohème

April 2019

Alaska Performing Arts Center

Anchorage, Alaska

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

Cosi fan tutte

July 2019

Mill City Museum Ruins

Minneapolis, Minnesota

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

Street Scene

January 2020

Monument National

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANCHORAGE OPERA

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

ANCHORAGE OPERA

Tosca

POSTPONED

April 2021

Alaska Performing Arts Center

Anchorage, Alaska

OPERA SARATOGA

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

ANCHORAGE OPERA

The Pirates of Penzance

June-July 2020

Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs, New York

Reviews

"warmly expressive..."

"energy and precision..."

"energy and precision..."

“… conductor Brian DeMaris drew some warmly expressive playing at relaxed tempos, which gave welcome scope for the subtle nuancing of Mozart’s scoring to register.” – Star-Tribune

"energy and precision..."

"energy and precision..."

"energy and precision..."

“Under conductor Brian DeMaris, who marks his fifth production with Anchorage Opera, the ensemble brings energy and precision to the score.” – Anchorage Daily News

"richness and depth..."

"energy and precision..."

"impressed throughout..."

“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

"impressed throughout..."

"never heard the orchestra sound better"

"impressed throughout..."

“The orchestra impressed throughout under Brian DeMaris’ direction…” – Pioneer Press

"excellently paced..."

"never heard the orchestra sound better"

"never heard the orchestra sound better"

“The band… played punchily under the excellently paced direction of Brian DeMaris. They turned the screw effectively on Sondheim’s sizzling music…” – Star Tribune

"never heard the orchestra sound better"

"never heard the orchestra sound better"

"never heard the orchestra sound better"

“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

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