Tuesday, Feb. 13 2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Brian DeMaris, Artistic Director of Music Theatre and Opera at Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre, returns with his students to perform and talk about all things musical theatre. This presentation will tie together operetta of the 1800’s, revue of the early 1900’s and the modern jukebox musical, which have far more in common than one may realize! Join us for over a 100 years of hits ranging from Gilbert and Sullivan to the songwriters for Florence Ziegfeld and modern pop music embraced by the Broadway musical, such as ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” and more.

Masters of Musical Theatre is generously sponsored by Bob and Charlotte Otto.

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Brian DeMaris

Brian DeMaris

Equally at home in opera and musical theatre, and involved with the development of over two dozen new works, Brian DeMaris has established a national reputation as a performer and pedagogue in a wide range of repertoire. He has worked with New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Syracuse Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Anchorage Opera, El Paso Opera, American Opera Projects, American Lyric Theater, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Music Saint Croix and the Israel Chamber Orchestra. He has appeared at the United Nations, the Aspen Music Festival, Boston’s Jordan Hall, New York’s Studio 54, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Alice Tully Hall, and in recitals, competitions, and master classes throughout the United States and abroad. He is the 2nd place winner of the 2013 and 2015 American Prize in Opera and Musical Theater Conducting. Previously director of opera and musical theatre at Ithaca College and Music Director of Mill City Summer Opera, he currently serves as Artistic Director of Music Theatre and Opera at Arizona State University and Principal Conductor of the Anchorage Opera in Alaska.