- Resident Artists
TenorFormer Portland Opera Studio Artist
Previously at Portland Opera:
El Remendado, Carmen (2007), Title role, Albert Herring (2008), Messenger, Aida (2008), Gastone, La Traviata (2008), First Prisoner, Fidelio (2008), The Prologue, The Turn of the Screw (2009), Pane/La Natura, La Calisto (2009), Matteo Borsa, Rigoletto (2009), Pong, Turandot (2011).
Tenor Brendan Tuohy is currently in his second year as a Houston Grand Opera Studio Artist. Recently he sang Goro in the company’s new production of Madama Butterfly. Last season Mr. Tuohy sang First Noble in Lohengrin and Tchaplitsky in The Queen of Spades with HGO. Also last season Mr. Tuohy sang Martin in the Tender Land with Vashon Opera, the Tenor Soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Oregon Symphony, the Tenor Soloist in Messiah with Portland Baroque Orchestra and the Tenor Soloist in Dvořak’s Requiem with the Grant Park Music Festival.
Before his time in Houston, Tuohy was a Studio Artist with Portland Opera. During the 2007/08 season, Tuohy performed the role of El Remendado in Carmen, the title role in Albert Herring, and Messenger in Aida. Mr. Tuohy also performed On Wenlock Edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams in the Studio Artists’ Spring Recital. He spent the summer in Cincinnati where he sang Gastone in La Traviata with Cincinnati Opera. During the 2008/09 season, his second season as a member of the Portland Opera Studio, Tuohy sang Gastone in La Traviata, First Prisoner in Fidelio, The Prologue in The Turn of the Screw, Pane/La Natura in La Calisto, Matteo Borsa in Rigoletto, and was featured in recital. Other engagements included singing the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 for Oregon Symphony.
Tuohy graduated with a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance. While at the University of Cincinnati, his numerous roles included the title role in Albert Herring, Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Pylade in Iphigenie en Tauride, and The Doctor in The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe.
Upcoming engagements for Mr. Tuohy include Ferrando in Così fan tutte, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Don Curzio in La nozze di Figaro all with HGO. He will also be featured in recital with HGO singing Schumann’s op 39 Liederkreis and will return to the Grant Park Music Festival this summer to sing the Tenor Soloist in Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang.