|Brian Montgomery has performed to critical
acclaim with important opera companies throughout the world, including the
Metropolitan Opera (most notably Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor and Posa in
Don Carlo), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Posa in Don Carlo, Germont in La Traviata,
Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette,
Marcello and Schaunard in La Bohême, and Malatesta in Don Pasquale),
Arena di Verona (Iago in Otello), Bavarian State Opera (most notably Sharpless
in Madama Butterfly, Marcello in La Bohême, Silvio in I Pagliacci,
Ottokar in Der Freischütz, and Leander in The Love for Three Oranges),
Hamburg State Opera and Stuttgart Opera (Marcello in La Bohême), Hungarian
State Opera (di Luna in Il Trovatore), Basel Opera (Iago in Otello, Sharpless,
Malatesta, and Junius in The Rape of Lucretia), Atlanta Opera (title role
of Verdi's Macbeth), Dallas Opera (de Bretigny in Massenet’s Manon), Manitoba
Opera (Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera), Palm Beach Opera (Enrico and Germont),
Tulsa Opera (Zurga in Les Pêcheurs des Perles), Opera Omaha (Sharpless),
Utah Festival Opera (Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West), Arizona Opera
(Renato), Glimmerglass Festival Opera (Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana), New
Orleans Opera (Sharpless), and Madison Opera (the four villains in Les Contes
d'Hoffman and the title role in Rigoletto). He created the role of
Sloan in the world premiere of Dreamkeepers by David Carlson for the Utah
Opera, and has subsequently returned as Iago in Otello and as the Music Master
in Ariadne auf Naxos.
Brian lived in China for 12 years, during which time he appeared in lead baritone roles on the stages in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and where he was a sought after voice teacher.
In the 2014-15 season Mr. Montgomery appeared at The Metropolitan Opera for Carmen and in 2016 he relocated to the New York area. In early 2019 he created the role of Frederich in New York City Opera’s world premiere production of Dear Eric by Ted Rosenthal. March 2020 holds a debut with he Hudson Valley Philharmonic in the Mozart Requiem.