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The Singing of Brian Mulligan

Brian Mulligan performs as a baritone in through American operatic scene. Originally from Endicott in New York, he has worked with some of the best educational sectors in the country before becoming a professional. He has also performed with some of the top operas in the country as well and has been featured in several different prominent magazines and publications due to his skill and fame along the opera circuit.

Growing up, Brian Mulligan knew he wanted to become a professional opera singer. He did not want to sing pop or go the route of most other singers. He had a powerful voice that simply proved to be more in line with the opera than with a pop musician. Due to this, he eventually went to Yale University and then on to the Julliard School of Music with Stephen Smith as his primary instructor.

While still in school, Brian performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2003, which made him one of the younger performers to ever work with the Opera. He has also worked with some other rather impressive operas throughout the years with some very powerful roles. He performed as Marcello in La Boheme for both the San Francisco Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. He performed as Jake Wallace in La Fanciulla del West for the New York City Opera, as Yelesky in Pique Dame for the Opernhaus Zurich in Germany, and as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor for the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Additionally, outside of these locations he has also performed in some major roles for the Canadian Opera Company, the Washington National Opera, the English National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera and the Minnesota Opera. Some of the most recent performances and appearances he has made includes at several different festivals and one-time shows, such as at the Wexford Festival Opera, alongside the Cleveland Orchestra, at the Aspen Music Festival and he also made small, recent appearances with the Ravina Festival and Spoleto Festival USA and the Saito Kinen Festival, located in Japan.

Brian Mulligan is not just a performer that works with the opera though. He has also worked with some of the top orchestras in the world. This includes the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Deutsche Grammophon (which is available on DVD) and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. All of this has proven to be rather defining in his career.