|Brian Montgomery has performed to critical
acclaim with important opera companies throughout the world, having sung
over 60 leading roles.
He took part in several word premieres, including The Ghosts of Versailles (Corigliano), The Voyage (Glass), Dreamkeepers (Carlson), among others and many 20th Century works.
Brian speaks 5 Western languages and some Mandarin Chinese.
He has sung at the Metropolitan Opera (Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor and Posa in Don Carlo, most notably), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Posa in Don Carlo, Germont in La Traviata, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Mercutio in Romeo et Juliette, Marcello and Schaunard in La Boheme, and Malatesta in Don Pasquale), Arena di Verona (Iago in Otello), Bavarian State Opera (Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Marcello in La Boheme, Silvio in I Pagliacci, Ottokar in Der Freischütz,and Leander in The Love for Three Oranges most notably), Hamburg State Opera and Stuttgart Opera (Marcello in La Boheme), Hungarian State Opera (di Luna in Il Trovatore), Basel Opera (Iago in Otello, Sharpless, Malatesta, and Junius in The Rape of Lucretia), Atlanta Opera (title role of Verdi's Macbeth), Dallas Opera (de Bretigny in Massenet’s Manon), Manitoba Opera (Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera), Palm Beach Opera (Enrico and Germont), Tulsa Opera (Zurga in Les Pecheurs des Perles), Opera Omaha (Sharpless), Utah Festival Opera (Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West), Arizona Opera (Renato), Glimmerglass Opera (Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana), New Orleans Opera (Sharpless), and Madison Opera (the four villains in Les Contes d'Hoffman and the title role in Rigoletto). He created the role of Sloan in the world premiere of Dreamkeepers by David Carlson for the Utah Opera, and has subseqently returned as Iago in Otello and as the Music Master in Ariadne auf Naxos.
For the past few seasons, Mr. Montgomery was been appearing in leading baritone roles on the stages in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where he resided for a decade and was sought after as a teacher and educator. Brian returned to The Metropolitan Opera during the 2014-15 season for Carmen.