• “This is a Heldentenor who treats Wagner with the subtlety and tenderness of a Lieder singer, making the climaxes all the more powerful.” OperaNow, July 2019
  • “Bryan Register gave a tirelessly detailed performance of the punishing role of Tristan" Opera News, August 2019
  • “It is now clear that the best Tristan on stage is here that I have ever seen in a theater... Bryan Register has a real baritone-colored heroic tenor and the timbre is particularly beautiful." Leidmotief, 4th May 2019
  • “Throughout the famous scene of agony, his valour is one that is not often experienced in the theatre. The beautifully welded registers allow him to traverse the full range of emotions, without dodging any of the difficulties of this murderous role, and without the slightest sign of overwork...” Opera Online, 30 January 2020
  • “Bryan Register’s Drum Major, is spectacularly unpleasant: a swaggering thug with shaven head...” The Guardian, 19th May 2013
  • “Bryan Register debuted in the giant part of Aeneas. His tenor has both softness and metal; he has the mighty hero figure, and acted with an ample amount of power and expression.” NMZ online, 26th February 2017

American tenor Bryan Register has received great critical acclaim for his portrayal of roles including Tristan, Lohengrin and Enée and has performed in many of the most prestigious theatres in Europe including Oper Frankfurt, the Semperoper Dresden and La Monnaie.

Upcoming highlights of the 2019/20 season include two house debuts as Tristan Tristan und Isolde for Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Florestan Fidelio for The National Theatre Opera, Prague, and his role debut as Prince Rusalka for Opéra national du Rhin. On the concert platform, he performs Siegmund in the Singapore premiere of Die Walküre with Orchestra of the Music Makers, conducted by Chan Tze Law and Tristan in Tristan und Isolde with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Nott.


Previous highlights include Tristan Tristan und Isolde and title role Lohengrin at La Monnaie, his debut at the Semperoper Dresden as Enée Les Troyens in a new production by Lydia Steiner, Enée Les Troyens for Frankfurt Opera in a new production by Eva Maria Höckmayr, Siegmund Die Walküre and Tristan Tristan und Isolde for Grange Park Opera, Tristan Tristan und Isolde at the Tokyo Nikikai Opera Theatre, 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 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.

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