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Bruno Rivera

“Discovery of the year… Full-throated high notes that rang in the ears…Exciting young artist to watch… Unique talents” - Vocal arts chicago


About

 

With “Full-Throated high notes that rang in the ears” Countertenor Bruno Rivera became the “Discovery of the Year” in 2018. Rivera most recently surprised audiences in Trial by Jury where he played the role of the plaintiff in all leather S&M gear with Transgressive Theatre-Opera.

Other recent commitments include: a brains eating zombie for New Moon Opera Night of Terror scenes concert to the tune of Lakme’s “Flower” duet and Miles in Turn of the Screw. He also played the conniving Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago with Big Noise Theater.

In 2005, Rivera started his undergraduate studies in vocal performance at the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico before transferring in August 2008 to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he studied under Mark Crayton. He now studies with countertenor Thomas Alaán.

 

 

“DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR… FULL-THROATED HIGH NOTES THAT RANG IN THE EARS…EXCITING YOUNG ARTIST TO WATCH… UNIQUE TALENTS” - VOCAL ARTS CHICAGO

“Captivated by his voice… Pitch perfect, and ready for the big stage in opera… That voice made for a perfect show” - Around the Town chicago

“Rivera is a Powerful Soprano… the only opera-level performance” - Chicago Reader

“Bruno Rivera’s Sparkling, supple vocals bring the opera to the party… Rivera’s multiple octaves steal hearts on both sides of the stage.” - New City Stage

Gallery

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Performances

Role - Plaintiff  Trial by Jury  Transgressive Theatre - Opera  Photo: Michael Rothman

Role - Plaintiff

Trial by Jury

Transgressive Theatre - Opera

Photo: Michael Rothman

As Mary Sunshine - Big Noise Theater

As Mary Sunshine - Big Noise Theater

Met Competition

Met Competition

Barber Of Seville at the Lyric Opera

Barber Of Seville at the Lyric Opera

i Puritani at the Lyric Opera

i Puritani at the Lyric Opera

Role - Plaintiff  Trial by Jury  Transgressive Theatre - Opera  Photo: Michael Rothman

Role - Plaintiff

Trial by Jury

Transgressive Theatre - Opera

Photo: Michael Rothman

Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera Chicago

Bel Canto at the Lyric Opera Chicago

With Anna Netrebko in La Boheme

With Anna Netrebko in La Boheme

Cosi Fan Tutte at the Lyric Opera

Cosi Fan Tutte at the Lyric Opera

Role - Plaintiff  Trial by Jury  Transgressive Theatre - Opera  Photo: Michael Rothman

Role - Plaintiff

Trial by Jury

Transgressive Theatre - Opera

Photo: Michael Rothman

Madame Butterfly at Lyric Opera Chicago

Madame Butterfly at Lyric Opera Chicago

Norma at the Lyric Opera

Norma at the Lyric Opera