ERIC BRENNER, countertenor
Hailed for his “astonishing solo singing” and “penetrating eloquence” (New York Times), countertenor Eric S. Brenner has been privileged to perform on many of the world’s premier halls with many of the world’s finest conductors. Eric made his solo debut in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at Cornell University. He has sung the work many times since then, including performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Some of Eric’s current projects include eight sold-out performances in the role of Doodle in Stefan Weissman’s and David Cote’s highly acclaimed chamber opera, Scarlet Ibis; singing opposite actress Lili Taylor in Suzanne Bocanegra’s Bodycast at CounterCurrent, Houston, TX; world premieres by Jessica Meyer and Doug Balliet with the Colonials; Volpino in Haydn’s Lo Speziale in Rochester, NY; and Tolomeo in Händel’s Giulio Cesare in Roanoke, VA. Eric also covered David Daniels in the role of Didymus in Händel’s Theodora on tour with the choir of Trinity Wall Street and English concert under Maestro Harry Bickett.
Eric is a frequent alto and soprano soloist in Händel’s perennial favorite, Messiah. Featured performances include Alice Tully Hall – “unearthly purity” (Wall Street Journal), “remarkable” (Downtown Express) – with the choir of Trinity Wall Street, directed by Julian Wachner; at St. Thomas Church with John Scott – “graceful line” (New York Times); and at St. John’s Cathedral in New Mexico as the soprano in an all-male solo quartet – “His aria…glowed with an angelic reverence” (Albuquerque Journal).