Brian Carter, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voice
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Voice
University of Delaware
301 Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Newark, DE 19716
Versatile and accomplished in both comedy and drama for the operatic stage, baritone Brian B. Carter has been hailed by Houston Chronicle as
having “a big, commanding voice that demonstrated [Carter’s] range,
technique, musicality and sensitivity.” Dr. Carter has sung dozens of
lead and supporting roles in opera companies throughout the United
States, including Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Austin Lyric
Opera, Dicapo Opera, Opera San José, Opera Delaware, Opera North,
Greensboro Opera and Opera Illinois. Favorite roles include the title
roles in Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi, George (Of Mice and Men), Ping (Turandot), Tonio (Pagliacci) and Alberich (Das Rheingold).
the majority of his performing has been on the operatic stage, Brian B.
Carter is equally at home in the concert hall. In addition to numerous
song recitals, he has been the baritone soloist for many concert works
including the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Dubois’s Seven Last Words of Christ, the J.S. Bach Magnificat, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs.
Carter teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the University of
Delaware, and at the University of Pennsylvania through the Blutt
College House Music Program, where he is sought out for his expertise in
both classical and commercial styles of singing. He has also taught at
The University of Texas at Austin and Temple University.
Carter received both his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music at
the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Profs. David
Small (voice) and Darlene Wiley (pedagogy). He earned his Bachelor of
Music at San José State University where he studied with Dr. David
Rohrbaugh (voice) and Metropolitan Opera star Ms. Irene Dalis (opera).
Prior to his university study, Dr. Carter was a student of the great
performer of American art song and creator of the AIDS Quilt Songbook, William Parker, whom he credits as his first inspiration to become a singing artist.
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