Jeffrey G. Beruan - Superintendent Budd
A native of Shawnee, Kansas, Jeff Beruan is very excited to be singing in his second season with Portland Opera as a Studio Artist. Before coming to Portland Opera, he sang for Chautauqua Opera as a Studio Artist. He sang with the Lyric Opera of Kansas City performing the role of Snug the Joiner in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where he has also been a member of the chorus for several productions. He repeated the role of Snug as a Young Artist with Opera North. He worked as a Studio Apprentice with Tulsa Opera. He also sang, as a Young Artist, the Imperial Commissioner in Madame Butterfly and the Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute with Utah Festival Opera.
Beruan completed his Masters degree in opera performance at the University of Kansas. He received his Bachelors degree in vocal performance from KU as well, where he was honored with the Carl Preyer Award for Outstanding Senior in Voice. While at KU, he was actively involved in opera where he sang Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Pistola in Falstaff, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, and the title role in The Mikado, among others.
Last season for Portland Opera, Beruan sang Tempo, Neptune and Antinoo in The Return of Ulysses, and the Second Armored Man in The Magic Flute. This past spring Beruan sang Sir Roderick in Ruddigore at Mock’s Crest Productions in Portland. This season for Portland Opera he sang Zuniga in Carmen, and will be singing King of Egypt in Aida in May.