Baritone, Bryan Murray, is currently pursuing a Master of Musical Arts degree in Opera at Yale University’s School of Music under the tutelage of Richard Cross and Doris Yarick-Cross. Mr. Murray received an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music degree from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music where he studied with Bonnie Hamilton and Jacque Trussel; and a Bachelor of the Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he studied with John Fiorito. Bryan is also the grand prize winner of the 2016 Heida Hermann’s International Voice Competition.
During his studies, Mr. Murray appeared as Smirnov in William Walton’s The Bear with Yale Opera; John Proctor in Robert Ward’s The Crucible, Count Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Demetrius in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Father in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with Purchase Opera; and the Consul in Pier Francesco Cavalli’s Eliogabalo with Stony Brook Opera. Following the production of The Crucible, Mr. Murray recorded John Proctor in Albany Records’ new CD recording of The Crucible, released in January 2017.
On the concert stage, Bryan was recently the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the New Haven Symphony, the baritone soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Yale Symphony, and the baritone soloist in the world premiere of Transfiguration by Robert Kyr with the Yale Camerata and orchestra. Bryan has also performed numerous degree recitals and a joint recital with John Horton Murray, Aprile Millo, John Tenaglia, Mary Lou Vetere, and others.
Mr. Murray is excited for his upcoming engagements which include: baritone soloist with the Yale Camerata in Anything Can Happen by Mohammed Fairouz and baritone soloist in Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with the Jacksonville Symphony.