Praised for his “robust-voiced” and “buttery baritone” (The New York Times), baritone Brian James Myer is an emerging artist on prominent opera and symphony stages in the US and beyond. A Puerto Rican native of Las Vegas, Mr. Myer has been establishing himself in the world of new works with companies such as New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, American Lyric Theatre, Opera San Jose, and Opera Las Vegas. Most notably, he created roles in two world premieres with New York City Opera in 2019, Young Erich (Dear Erich) and Carlos (Stonewall). In 2020 he made his debuts as Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette) with Knoxville Opera and as a soloist with the Aula Simfonia Jakarta in Jakarta, Indonesia. Other slated performances in 2020 included Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Opera on the James, the bass soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Moralès/Le Dancaïre (Carmen) with Festival Opera, Masetto (Don Giovanni) with the Berkshire Festival Opera, and his European debut as Squibby in Iain Bell’s Women of Whitechapel: Jack the Ripper with Opera North in the UK, all of which were canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Mr. Myer holds Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Romance Languages from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.