Brian Vu '14 MM, '15 AD competed in the Southeast Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in Atlanta in early February and won first place. He will move on to the National Semifinals in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera. Mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Romano '14 MM took second place.
Currently a first-year Resident Artist at the Pittsburgh Opera, baritone Brian Vu is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has participated as a Young Artist at the Glimmerglass Festival, Vocal Fellow in Marilyn Horne’s Music Academy of the West and is a former member of the Wolf Trap Opera Studio.
A 2015–16 Sullivan Foundation Award Winner, Brian is the First Place Southeast Region Winner and a 2016 National Semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Brian has also received awards from the George London Foundation, Gerda Lissner Competition, Licia Albanese-Puccini Competition, Kurt Weill Foundation and the Opera Buffs of Los Angeles.