Brian
Vu

Tenor
Brian Vu

(He/Him) Described by The New York Times as having an “ample and pleasing tone,” tenor Brian Vu creates visceral and interdisciplinary art on the operatic, theatrical, and concert stages.

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Brian Vu

During the 20-21 season, Mr. Vu will return to the Metropolitan Opera, singing the Journalist in Lulu (COVID), covering the Huntsman in Rusalka and covering Novice's Friend in Billy Budd. Earlier in 2020, Mr. Vu made a company and role debut with Kentucky Opera as Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and was slated before COVID-19 to make company debuts with Minnesota Opera as Bryce in the world premiere of Edward Tulane, and Austin Opera as Ping in Turandot while also returning to Des Moines Metro Opera as Count Tomsky in The Queen of Spades. In the fall of 2019, Mr. Vu joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera, covering Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly and making his debut, singing Waiter 2 in Der Rosenkavalier.
Previous seasons saw Mr. Vu with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Atlanta Opera performing Riff in Francesca Zambello’s new production of West Side Story; a role he premiered at Houston Grand Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival. Alcée in Charles Gounod’s Sapho with Washington Concert Opera and Moralès in Carmen with San Diego Opera.
Equally at home on and off the concert stage, Mr. Vu made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Mitch Leigh’s Impossible Dream with the composer in attendance. In the recording studio, Brian has lent his singing voice for the hit HBO television series Watchmen.
A First Place Winner of the Lotte Lenya Competition, he is a Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and recipient of the Sullivan Foundation Award.

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