Brian Stucki is an opera singer, oratorio soloist, and professor of music.
For six years, he and his wife, Ann, traveled while he sang throughout the world and raised their family. The Stuckis were gone nine to 10 months out of the year, and they moved to a new city every four to eight weeks. Brian said, “I wanted to be there and see my kids, be there for the milestones and actually be an in-person dad, not a Skype dad. . . . “I was able to pursue that performing-intensive part of my career, and I still got to be a dad. I got to come home from rehearsals and read stories to my kids.” Ann said of that time, “I didn’t want to be just raising my kids with a father that they didn’t know, and it was complicated and it was messy and it was wonderful and amazing.”
When they returned, they settled in Salt Lake City and Brian was an adjunct teacher at UVU and Westminster College. Now the Stucki’s live in Spring City, Utah, with their three children. He is director of vocal music at Snow College.
- Highlights of [his] previous engagements include Roderick Usher in Philip Glass’s Fall of the House of Usher with the Polish National Opera, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with New Israeli Opera, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Colorado and the Compañia Nacional de Opera at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers with Seattle Opera, Romeo in Roméo et Juliette with Arizona Opera and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni with period instrument ensemble Opera Fuoco.
- An accomplished oratorio soloist, he has performed in Haydn’s "Creation" with Boston Baroque and Utah Symphony, Mozart’s "Mass in C", "Requiem", and "Mass in C minor" with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Handel’s "Messiah" with the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston’s Symphony Hall. He sang Orff's Carmina Burana with Minnesota Symphony and Honolulu Symphony. He also provided the tenor solos for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s historic Easter weekend performances of Handel’s complete Messiah. He made his Avery Fisher Hall debut as Achicham in Hiller’s The Destruction of Jerusalem and his Carnegie Hall debut in Spohr’s Die letzten Dinge with the American Symphony Orchestra.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from BYU and a master’s degree in music from Indiana University. He is a former member of the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program. Also an accomplished cellist, he has released a recording of Rachmaninoff works on the Tantara label.