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Recent and Upcoming

EL PASO OPERA

The Magic Flute

January 2019

Masonic Theatre 

El Paso, Texas

ANCHORAGE OPERA

La Bohème

April 2019

Alaska Performing Arts Center

Anchorage, Alaska

MILL CITY SUMMER OPERA

Cosi fan tutte

July 2019

Mill City Museum Ruins

Minneapolis, Minnesota

MCGILL UNIVERSITY

Street Scene

January 2020

Monument National

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ANCHORAGE OPERA

Tosca

April 2020

Alaska Performing Arts Center

Anchorage, Alaska

OPERA SARATOGA

The Pirates of Penzance

June-July 2020

Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs, New York

Reviews

"warmly expressive..."

“… 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 (Cosi fan tutte, Mill City Summer Opera)

"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 (La Bohème, Anchorage Opera)

"richness and depth..."

“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)

"impressed throughout..."

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

"excellently paced..."

“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)

"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 (Die Fledermaus, Tri-Cities Opera)

Arizona State University Music Theatre + Opera 19-20 Season

Well Behaved Women

Music and lyrics by Carmel Dean

Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center

The Light in the Piazza

Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Book by Craig Lucas
Oct. 3–5, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Nov. 21–23, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

35mm: A Musical Exhibition

Music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Based on the photographs of Matthew Murphy
Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 1 and 2, 2 p.m.
Hardes Theatre at The Phoenix Theatre Company

Hometown to the World

Composer Laura Kaminsky
Librettist Kimberly Reed
Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Kerr Cultural Center

Street Scene

Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Langston Hughes and Elmer Rice
Book by Elmer Rice, based on his play by the same name
Feb. 27–29, 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

9 to 5 The Musical

Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton
Book by Patricia Resnick
Based on the Twentieth Century Fox film
April 23–25, 7:30 p.m.
April 26, 2 p.m.
Evelyn Smith Music Theatre

And more...

Holiday Cabaret, Music Theatre Showcase in New York City and Phoenix, "Edge" cabarets at Tempe Center for the Art, Opera Gala

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