Brandon Evans is a tenor known for his large and versatile voice. Equally comfortable in both lyric and dramatic roles, he also enjoys hamming things up in comedic roles. While still in college, Brandon began his operatic career as a baritone in 2006 when he was accepted as an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera and as a Young Artist with Opera North, where he sang his first full role, Mr. Gedge, the vicar in Britten’s Albert Herring. In 2008 he made the transition to tenor and in 2009 was once again accepted as an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera. He has since completed young artist programs with St. Petersburg Opera, the Janiec Opera Company at the Brevard Music Center, Emerald City Opera, the Midwest Institute of Opera, and VOICExperience. Brandon’s repertoire includes Alfredo (La traviata), Roberto (Le Villi), Don José (Carmen, La tragédie de Carmen), Canio (I Paglaicci), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Njegus (The Merry Widow), and Don Curzio (La Nozze di Figaro). In addition to the standard operatic canon Brandon especially enjoys performing new works. In 2016 he performed the role of Carl Silverton, a small town 1950s grocer (who also happens to be a deal making, soul stealing Satan) in the professional premiere of Griffen Candey’s Sweets by Kate and created the roles of Mr. Weasel and Mr. Orwachs in Tom Sivaks’ Doctor Dilligaff’s Baboon. In 2017 Brandon reprised the role of Carl Silverton for the New York premiere of Sweets by Kate which was performed at the Stonewall Inn. Brandon has appeared with OperaRox Productions, Marble City Opera, St. Petersburg Opera, Florida Opera Theatre, South Florida Lyric Opera, Ars Nova, the Janiec Opera Company, Emerald City Opera, the Artist Series of Sarasota, Opera North and Sarasota Opera. He currently studies with Stella Zambalis. He resides in Sarasota, FL.
“Evans sang with grace, emphasizing words in a snarky and sly manner. He moved about the stage with an apparent smile as if he always had a plan.” -James Monroe Števko, Operawire 2017 “Brandon Evans was excellent, both vocally and dramatically, as Carl Silverton. His stature commanded attention and his voice gave the role a delightful devilishness—and with a crisp clarity.” -Alan Sherrod, Arts Knoxville 2016 “in the tenor role of Violetta’s lover, Alfredo Germont, was Brandon Evans. Evans mastered the range of the role, using a soothingly delicate falsetto to bring a sense of romance to the higher end.” -Alan Sherrod, Arts Knoxville 2017 “Brandon Evans frequently stole the show as Njegus, the omnipresent and bustling Embassy Secretary.” -Laura Pollie Johnson, Classical Voice of North Carolina 2013