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BRIAN WALLIN CHINO ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

Hailed by the Dallas Morning News as having a “finely focused and wellmannered” voice, he recently completed his second summer as a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival, in West Side Story, The Cunning Little Vixen, and Kevin Puts’ Silent Night. This season includes appearing in West Side Story with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. He will return to Palm Beach Opera as a second-year Benenson Young Artist performing Gastone in La traviata and covering Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. He will appear in the world premiere of The Fix with Minnesota Opera and as the tenor soloist in St. Matthew Passion with Shreveport Symphony. Recent engagements include Spoletta in Tosca (Palm Beach Opera), Vanderdendur in Candide (Palm Beach Opera), Editor Daily in The Cradle Will Rock (Opera Saratoga), Third Jew in Salome (The Minnesota Orchestra), and The King of El Dorado in Candide (Opéra National de Bordeaux and Théâtre du Capitole). Recent concert engagements include St. John Passion with Lyric Opera of the North and Carmina Burana with The Atlanta Ballet. Wallin proudly received his B.M. from the University of Maryland and his M.M. from the Maryland Opera Studio.

JAWAN CLIFF-MORRIS PEPE ATLANTA OPERA DEBUT

A baritone, native of New York, Jawan obtained his bachelor’s from Prairie View A&M, master’s from the University of Texas at Austin where he is completing a doctorate in musical arts, studying with Donnie Ray Albert. Jawan received his training early as a member of the Boys Choir of Harlem. With Houston Grand Opera’s Opera to Go, he performed various roles for three seasons. Recent premiered roles include Asku in Stomping Grounds with The Glimmerglass Festival and at Houston Grand Opera, Mr. Delgado in Jake Heggie’s It’s A Wonderful Life, and Quartet Member in Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt. Roles with the Butler Opera Center include Ford in Falstaff, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Marquis de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites, Charlie in Three Decembers, and Vater in Hänsel und Gretel. Internationally, Jawan has performed the role of Leporello in Don Giovanni in Germany and Canada. As a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival, he was seen as Indio (Cover-Bernardo) in West Side Story and Scottish Soldier No.1 (Cover-Lt. Gordon) in Silent Night. Recently, he was seen as Anxious in West Side Story at Lyric Opera Kansas City.

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Profile for Encore Atlanta

THE ATLANTA OPERA :: WEST SIDE STORY  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...

THE ATLANTA OPERA :: WEST SIDE STORY  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...