Brendan Sliger

Brendan Sliger

Dramatic/Heroic Tenor (Heldentenor)

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«“Dramatic tenor Brendan Sliger sang Bacchus, the god of wine and lover of Princess Ariadne. With powerful resonant tones and firm stagecraft, he took her from dark lamentation over the loss of Theseus into the light of new love and an eternal place in the heavens.”»
«"Brendan Sliger’s Bacchus is appropriately stentorian…. better than most of the singers I’ve seen tackle the role in major opera houses"»
Michael Van Duzer, (2016)
«“played with real energy and enthusiasm that is so convincing,”»
Cumberland Times-News (2016)
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2017Offenbach: Orphée aux enfersOrphée
2017Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2016Wagner R.: Der Ring des NibelungenSiegfried
2016Lehár: Die Lustige WitweCamille De Rosillon
2016Offenbach: Les Contes d'HoffmannHoffmann
2016Mozart: Der SchauspieldirektorMonsieur Vogelsang
2016Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoTito
2016Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Geharnischter
2015Les MiserablesJean Valjean
2015Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosBacchus
2015Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Vasek (Wenzel)
2015Bizet: CarmenDon José
2015Fixed positions etc.Tenor
2014Wagner: Die WalküreSiegmund
2014Mozart: Bastien und BastienneBastien
2014Purcell: Dido and AeneasSailor
2013Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestJoe Castro
2013Britten: Peter GrimesBob Boles
2013Wagner: Der fliegende HolländerErik
2009Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw
2006Menotti: Amahl and the Night VisitorsKing Kaspar


Brendan Sliger, tenor, has been hailed by the Washington Post-Express as having a “hefty, operatic voice that is impressive enough,” and by the Cumberland Times-News saying that he “played with real energy and enthusiasm that is so convincing,” and “carries the role.” In 2016, Brendan made a series of German debuts. Starting with Berlin, Brendan sang title role in an adventurous on-site Les contes d’Hoffmann at the ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi (former silent film cinema Delphi) with Opera on Tap Berlin. This was followed by his Cologne debut, returning to Wagner’s Ring in a new production of Der Ring für Kinder with Kammeroper Köln, a role he returns to this season. In 2015, Brendan sang Jean Valjean in Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia’s production of Les Miserables set to break the world record for the largest orchestra to accompany a Musical. He then returned to Frostburg State University to sing Mozart’s Requiem conducted by his childhood voice teacher, Karen Soderberg-Sarnaker. He was featured in concert with Saint Petersburg Opera, singing the love duets from Carmen, Die Walküre, and Ariadne auf Naxos followed by a return to the role of Bacchus in Pacific Opera Project’s Ariadne auf Naxos in Los Angeles. In 2014, Brendan made his European debut as Siegmund and Siegfried in Oper Leipzig’s production of Der Ring für Kinder, a co-production with the Bayreuth Festival, in a condensed version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle. He then became a member of the American Wagner Project, a program formed to develop the American voices with a propensity for German romantic opera. Recently a member of the IVC’s Wagner Academy in the Netherlands, Brendan Sliger performed in Amsterdam and at the Theatre aan de Parade in s’Hertogenbosch and participated in masterclasses with famed heldentenor Siegfried Jerusalem. Brendan made his international debut in Seoul, South Korea singing at Ewha Womans University. Brendan has performed with opera organizations and orchestras across the United States and abroad. Brendan has been an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera and participated in Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Monostatos Immediately 2017
Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers Orphée Oper Oder-Spree 2017
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte Monostatos Brandenburgisches Konzertorchester Eberswalde 2017
Wagner R.: Der Ring des Nibelungen Siegfried 1 Day Kammeroper Köln 2016
Lehár: Die Lustige Witwe Camille De Rosillon 1 Day Kammeroper Köln 2016