Evan Brummel is steadily gaining recognition as a powerful singer who is capable of performing some of the more difficult roles in the Baritone repertoire. Mr. Brummel has most recently sung the title role in Rigoletto with both Opera Santa Barbara and Opera San Jose, to which Richard Scheinin of The San Jose Mercury News said “Evan Brummel, as Rigoletto, brought breadth to this demanding and complicated role, singing with meaty heft and character… Brummel’s was an impressive and effecting performance”.
In the Spring of 2014, Mr. Brummel concluded his Artist In Residency at Opera San Jose where he sang Tonio in I pagliacci, Germont in La traviata, Conte Di Luna in Il trovatore, Ford in Falstaff, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi, the Title Role in Don Giovanni, Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, and Valentin in Faust.
In the summer of 2011, Mr. Brummel was an Apprentice Artist at Santa Fe Opera, where he covered Marcello and sang the Sergeant in La bohème, as well as the Doctor in Menotti’s The Last Savage. Evan spent three seasons with Sarasota Opera, singing Silvio in I pagliacci, Father in Hansel & Gretel, Baron Douphol in La traviata, Marullo in Rigoletto, and covered Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia,Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, and David in L’amico Fritz. Mr. Brummel’s other past successes include Rodrigo in Don Carlo with Opera in the Heights and Monterone in Rigoletto with Virginia Opera. In the summer of 2010, Evan was a member of the prestigious Bel Canto at Caramoor Festival where he covered Chevreuse in Donizetti’s rarely performed opera Maria di Rohan.
As an Undergraduate at Chapman University, Mr. Brummel performed such roles as Sid in Albert Herring, Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas, Marcello in La bohème, and Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. On the concert stage, he has sung the baritone solos in Carmina Burana and Brahms’ Requiem, both with Idaho Civic Symphony.
In the Spring of 2011, Mr. Brummel placed 2nd in the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition. In 2006, Mr. Brummel was awarded first place in the career division of the NATS-LA Young Artist Auditions, first place in the Southern California division of the NATSAA competition, and was given an encouragement award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. In addition, he has received grants from the Los Angeles Music Center, Orange County Performing Arts Center, NATS, and the California Alliance for Arts Education.