American bass-baritone Bryan Glenndavis has been hailed by critics for his “impeccable vocal control; [while] presenting a beautiful and emotionally powerful voice.” He recently made his debut in the role of Scarpia in Tosca with Chelsea Opera and the American Lyric Opera Company. And reprised the title role of Holländer in Der fliegende Holländer with NYC Opera Productions.
Other recent highlights include his debut of Silvio in Ernani with the United Nations Symphony(NYC); his debut of Holländer in Der fliegende Holländer with West Bay Opera; his debut with The Princeton Opera Festival in the role of Bonzo in Madame Butterfly and his with debut with Sacramento Opera in the role of Timur in Turandot. Other engagements have included Sparafucile in Rigoletto with Eugene Opera, Banco in Macbeth with Connecticut Grand Opera, and Colline in La Bohème for The Center of Music and Arts in Ohio.
Other successes include his debut with Florentine Opera as Monterone in Rigoletto, his appearance as Masetto in Don Giovanni with Michigan Opera Theatre and his debut as Bonze in Madame Butterfly as well as Gran Sacerdote in Nabucco for Utah Festival Opera. Later he returned to Florentine Opera as Baron Douphol in La Traviata and was heard in concert with the Lancaster Festival in the role of Mefistofele in Mefistofeles (Proloque), and made his Opera Columbus debut as Second Armored man in The Magic Flute.
Mr. Glenndavis was a finalist in the Opera Columbus, Richard Tucker, and Metropolitan Opera competitions. He has been an apprentice artist with The Santa Fe Opera and Utah Festival Opera Company and the Sarasota Opera.
He has been heard with a number of orchestras as soloist in Handel's Messiah, the Verdi Requiem, and Beethoven Ninth Symphony. A native of Columbus Ohio, Bryan Glenndavis holds a Master of Music degree from The Ohio State University. He and his family currently make their home in New York City