Brandon Jovanovich

Opera is one of the most demanding and complex art forms around.  It incorporates numerous musicians, scenery, lighting, costumes and  technicians to breath life into this  truly magical and monumental art.  I am lucky enough to make my career in just one small part of this machine.

As a vocal performer there are numerous hours of study, preparation, vocal exercises, health concerns, traveling, rehearsing scenes, memorizing staging and intentions, not to mention the languages.  It is constantly new and exciting and it is why I absolutely love what I do! There are no second takes; you are “live” every moment you stand on stage - if you stumble, you must recover, if you lose yourself in the moment, you must get back on track.  For the audience, it is unlike any other experience they will ever have.  Opera is a living, breathing, morphing behemoth that is tamed each and every night it is performed.  It can be a gateway to unknown recesses of ones soul, or the path to emotions that are simmering beneath our everyday existence.  With an open heart, an open mind and a good production, it will become something magical.  This is what I strive for.

This upcoming season presents me with many opportunities and challenges both big and small. From singing at the Arena di Verona to an audience of 14,000+, to singing in Zurich to an audience of around 1,100+.  I have two role debuts with Lohengrin in San Francisco and Des Grieux in Brussels, both are proving to be difficult and rewarding.  My first outing with Russian will come to pass as Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Zurich, and I get to further develop the roles of Don Jose, Pinkerton and one of my favorites...Siegmund!  It looks to be an exciting season and I hope that you are able to come and see at least one of the productions! 

Do yourself a favor, go lose yourself in an opera. Ciao!



“...stole the show!”

“...the vocal surprise of the evening...”

“...thrillingly muscular tenor...”

“ amazing debut...”

“...A revelation....”