American tenor Bryan Register has received critical acclaim for the fresh, bright timbre of his voice and strong dramatic singing. This season he makes his debuts at the Semperoper Dresden singing Enée Les Troyens in a new production by Lydia Steiner and at La Monnaie in the title role Lohengrin in a new production by Olivier Py, conducted by Alain Altinoglu. Recent highlights include his house debut as Enée Les Troyens for Frankfurt Opera in a new production by Eva Maria Höckmayr, conducted by John Nelson, Siegmund Die Walküre for Grange Park Opera, and Tristan Tristan und Isolde at the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Theatre under the baton of Jesús Lopez Cobos.
Further recent highlights include Tristan Tristan und Isolde for Grange Park Opera, Siegmund Die Walküre for Theater Kiel, Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Florestan Fidelio for Opera Omaha, title role Lohengrin at the Hong Kong Arts Festival and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, and Florestan Fidelio and Drum Major Wozzeck at English National Opera, conducted by Edward Gardner.
Since moving into Wagnerian repertoire, Register has been sponsored by the Wagner Society of New York and the ‘Emerging Singers Program’ of the Wagner Society of Washington D.C. He was awarded second prize in the 2012 Liederkranz Vocal Competition (Wagner Division), was the winner of the 2008 Gerda Lissner, the 2006 Sullivan Foundation and the Licia Albanese/Puccini competitions and the recipient of a 2006 Grant from the Liederkranz Foundation.
Register trained at the Manhattan School of Music, receiving the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship, and at the studios of the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. While at Santa Fe, he covered the roles of Tassilo Countess Maritza, Andres Wozzeck and Dr Caius Falstaff. Acclaimed for his vocal versatility, Register has been engaged for many new or rarely performed works including The Soldier Stone Soup for Tulsa Opera, Second Bandit in the American premiere of Martinu’s Hlas Lesa for Gotham Opera, Sundar The Thief of Love, Announcer and Man Haroun and the Sea of Stories and Manno Sacco and Vanzetti with The New York City Opera Orchestra.
Drum Major Wozzeck
Énée Les Troyens
Don Jose Carmen
Dick Johnson La Fanciulla del West
Bacchus Ariadne auf Naxos
Der Kaiser Die Frau ohne Schatten
Rodolfo Luisa Miller
Siegmund Die Walküre
Title role Lohengrin
Tristan Tristan und Isolde
Erik The Flying Dutchman
Title role Siegfried
The Dream of Gerontius
Das Lied von der Erde
The Arts Desk, five stars, July 2017
Wagner’s epic shines in compelling staging with strong cast… Bryan Register’s vocal prowess soon becomes clear. Wälse! Wälse! Wo ist dein Schwert? was sensational, and the finale of Act I makes a similar impact.
Observer, July 2016
Wednesday’s Tristan was masterly. A potent ensemble led by the American tenor Bryan Register… As Tristan, Register held all in reserve for his merciless Act 3 challenge, fearlessly moulding the role to suit his own mix of lyricism, angst and stamina