Tenor Brendan P. Buckley is a skilled and sought-after performer. Brendan recently made his Boston Symphony Hall debut as Giuseppe in Verdi’s La Traviata with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Brendan also made his Seiji Ozawa Hall debut in 2019 performing Schubert’s Mass in G with the Berkshire Lyric Chorus. Brendan played George Gibbs in Monadnock Music’s production of Ned Rorem’s Our Town, the premiere recording of which was recently released on New World Records. Brendan can also be heard in Cape Ann Opera’s recording of Robert J. Bradshaw’s new steampunk opera Deus Ex Machina, which recently received three Global Music Awards.
Other notable performances include Howard Boucher in the New England premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, Fenton in Falstaff and Laurie in Little Women with Boston Opera Collaborative and Tamino in The Magic Flute with MassOpera. Past performances include Don Basilio in Le nozze di Figaro, Remendado in Carmen and Monostatos in The Magic Flute with BOC, First Tenor in The Seven Deadly Sins with the Five College Opera Project and Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Opera del West. Concert performances include engagements with the Amherst College Orchestra, Nashua Symphony, Greater New Bedford Choral Society, Choral Art Society of the South Shore, and MIT Symphony Orchestra.
A versatile actor and musician, Brendan is at home in both classical and contemporary works. He most recently premiered the role of Nurse in Hannah Lash’s Beowulf with Guerilla Opera. Other premieres include Dr. Singleton in Rudolf Rojan’s We Are Sons with Guerilla Opera, John in RE: with Juventas! and OperaHub, and Monsieur de Kock in System of Soothing by composer Frank Pesci. Brendan also premiered Music for the Journey and The Immigrant Experience, cantatas composed by John Kramer for the Winchester Unitarian Society.
Brendan received a Master’s degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Music at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst, with further study at the Scuola Italia in Urbania, Italy. Brendan studies with Elisabeth Phinney.
“As the Nurse, tenor Brendan P. Buckley was vocally firm in enacting the forced cheerfulness of the man bringing the IV, the defensiveness when his competence is questioned, and the begging for gratitude in spite of it all.” – David Wright, Boston Classical Review (May 22, 2016)https://bostonclassicalreview.com/2016/05/guerilla-operas-beowulf-probes-an-ancient-heros-modern-dilemma/