Recently the vocal majors were given a real treat when Brian Arreola, Tenor, was here at UWM to give a masterclass and a recital!
Brian gave a fantastic recital and it was such an honor to have him working with students at UWM. Dr. Arreola gave the voice students a lot to think about as they practice and work toward building their own career. He also put forth different tools the voice student can truly benefit from as they continue to develop and grow as vocalists.
Dr. Arreola was a founding member and co-artistic director of Cantus, a full-time professional touring group described by Fanfare Magazine as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.” He co-founded Cantus while a student at St. Olaf College, where he studied cello and voice. Arreola has appeared as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He has been an apprentice artist at Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera Theater of St. Louis. Arreola made his professional operatic mainstage debut as Tybalt in The Minnesota Opera’s 2008 production of Roméo et Juliette, and made his European debut last fall, singing Don José in the Ente Concerti production of Le Cabaret de Carmen in Sardinia, Italy. He reprised that role with American Opera Theater earlier this year in Baltimore. Arreola will be featured twice with Opera Carolina this season, singing El Remendado in Carmen and Rodrigo in Otello; in 2011 he will sing Jacquino in Fidelio.