Praised for his clear, beautiful lyric tenor, Brian Thorsett is in demand throughout the West Coast for opera, oratorio and recital. During the 2007-8 season, Brian undertakes the roles of Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Agenore and Alessandro in Mozart’s Il Re Pastore, Ernesto in Don Pasquale, the title character in Roberto Deveraux, Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, and Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor. Concert engagements include Evangelist in Schütz’s Weihnachtshistorie with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Bach’s St. John Passion, Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht and Scarlatti’s Magnificat, as well as recitals in Half Moon Bay and San Francisco, CA. Current projects also include a premiere recording of Robert Conrad’s A Fancy Bred (settings from Shakespeare’s plays) and a concert of operatic and song highlights on the words of that same great bard. Recently, Brian garnered Grand Prize at the 30th Annual Carmel Music Society Competition and made his solo debut recital on their subscription series in May 2007 with pianist Charles Worth. He is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Training Program, was a Glimmerglass Young American Artist and spent two summers at the Music Academy of the West studying with Marilyn Horne, Randall Behr and Warren Jones. Additional stage credits include Don Ottavio, Nemorino, Rinuccio, Jenik, Tonio, Gennaro, Lord Percy, Nero, Frederic, Mayor Upfold and all of the major works of Bach.