Brian McQueen is an operatic bass and voice instructor residing in New York City. They have appeared with the Lyric Opera Theatre of Arizona State University, Miami University Opera, Janiec Opera, Trilogy Opera, and recently made their New York operatic debut as both Spinelloccio & Amantio in On Site Opera’s production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. As a recitalist, Brian toured as Artist in Residence with the Tohno International Arts Association (Japan), Manchester Literary Festival, Poetry International (London), ChaShaMa (NYC), The Metropolitan Opera Guild, and recently in the A Train Festival (NYC). They were recently seen in the new opera Exagoge (Avner Finberg) presented at the New York Opera Festival. As a voice instructor, Brian maintains a vibrant private voice studio. They are also a Teaching Artist with The Bronx Arts Ensemble and The Harlem School of the Arts. Brian is a 2017 fellow with Emerging Leaders in New York Arts, a finalist in Opera Ebony’s 2021 Benjamin Matthews Voice Competition, and an alumnus of the University of South Carolina, Miami University of Ohio, and Indiana University. Brian will also be seen in the role of Talpo in Puccini’s Il Tabarro with Regina Opera in March 2023 and cover the same role with On Site Opera in May 2023. This is Brian’s first production with Tapestry Opera.