IMG_3181.JPG
 

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

Promotional

Headshot.JPG
IMG_3181.JPG
06A44D72-BBFD-4846-91B0-AC9C14210F0E.JPG
IMG_2709.PNG
08-18-2018 Masque and Trial Artwork with Photos - JPEGs2.jpg
D3D1D7D7-ACF8-40BF-ACA1-DCA839CEA9DC.JPG
Brian Rivera-Bruno.PNG
IMG_2645.JPG
IMG_3476.JPG
41992155_10155942944830748_2630674757359501312_n.jpg
IMG_5578.JPG
IMG_6498.JPG
IMG_2700.JPG
DE00E4C9-8376-406C-8EA1-E5B757C05B22.JPG
Bruno_Rivera.JPG
42120264_1851585861622147_633363086085980160_o.jpg

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

IMG_4874.JPG

Curriculum Vitae

Roles

                                                                        

 

Grindr             Grindr The Opera                 Pride Films & Plays                 2019

Isolier*             Le Comte Ory                     Transgressive Theatre-Opera                2019

Plaintiff            Trial by Jury                    Transgressive Theatre-Opera                2018

Mary Sunshine        Chicago                          Big Noise Theater                          2018

Chorus               Amahl and the night visitors     Up A Tree                                  2017

Chorus               Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci   Main Street Opera                          2017

Chorus               L’elisir d’amore                 Teatro de la Ópera                         2008

Chorus               Aida                             Ópera de Puerto Rico                       2006

Chorus               Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci   Teatro de la Opera                         2004

Chorus               Tosca                            Teatro de la Opera                         2003

Scenes

Miles                Turn of the Screw               New Moon Opera              2018

Annio                La Clemenza di Tito              Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium              2018

Nerone               L'incoronazione di Poppea        Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium              2018

Sesto                Giulio Cesare                    Roosevelt University                       2010

Amor                 Orfeo ed Euridice                Roosevelt University                       2010

Gabrie               La Tempranica                    PR Conservatory of Music Opera             2008

Cherubino            Le Nozze di Figaro               PR Conservatory of Music Opera             2008

Rinaldo              Rinaldo                          PR Conservatory of Music Opera             2006

Orfeo                Orfeo ed Euridice                PR Conservatory of Music Opera             2006

Concert Performance / Choral Experience / Supernumerary

Supernumerary        Cosi Fan Tutte                   Chicago Lyric Opera                        2018

Supernumerary        I Puritani                       Chicago Lyric Opera                        2018

Soloist              That’s So Gay                    Uptown Underground                         2017

Supernumerary        Norma                            Chicago Lyric Opera                        2017

Duet                 Ave Maria                        Chicago Temple                             2016

Supernumerary        Bel Canto                        Chicago Lyric Opera                        2015

Supernumerary        Il barbiere di Siviglia          Chicago Lyric Opera                        2014

Supernumerary        Die Fledermaus                   Chicago Lyric Opera                        2013

Supernumerary        Madama Butterfly                 Chicago Lyric Opera                        2013

Supernumerary        La Boheme                        Chicago Lyric Opera                        2012

Supernumerary        Simon Boccanegra                 Chicago Lyric Opera                        2012

Recitalist           Junior Recital                   Roosevelt University                       2011

Soloist              Excerpts from The Messiah        PR Conservatory of Music                   2007

Chorus               Daphnis et Chloé                 Casals Festival 2007                       2007

Soloist              Gloria- Vivaldi                  PR Conservatory of Music                   2006

Chorus               Requiem Mass (G. Verdi)          Casals Festival 2006                       2006

Soloist              Cantata BWV 142                  PR Conservatory of Music                   2004