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Praised by the Huffington Post for his “ringing high notes,” Texas-born tenor Bille Bruley has garnered attention for his strength and versatility in operatic repertoire from baroque to contemporary. Highlights of Bille’s upcoming 2023-2024 season include finishing the run of Santa Fe Opera’s riveting production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, a house debut at San Francisco Opera for his signature role of Steve Wozniak in Bates’ The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, a return to the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for Janacek’s Jenüfa, and a role debut in Die Walküre with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
Bruley’s 2022-23 season featured a return to Arizona Opera as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos and the orchestral workshop of Gregg Kallor’s new opera Frankenstein in the role of Victor Frankenstein. He then came home to Texas to portray Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd with Austin Opera. Bille debuted with Utah Opera in one of his signature roles – Steve Wozniak in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, just before he returned to Santa Fe Opera to mount Steuermann in David Alden’s new production of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer.
Mr. Bruley’s 2021-2022 season included a number of rescheduled major house debuts at Austin Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Atlanta Opera in the role of Steve Wozniak in Mason Bates’ acclaimed The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs where he was described as “flawless – His voice crisp and sweet as a Braeburn dusted with cane sugar” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). He also made his return to Arizona Opera as Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte.
Mr. Bruley is an alumnus of the Arizona Opera Marion Roose Pullin Studio, as well as the young artist programs at The Santa Fe Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Central City Opera. He has taken home prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as a winner of the Gulf Coast Regional Finals and named a 2018-2019 winner of The William Matheus Sullivan Musical Foundation Award and Career Grant.