Obituary: Bruce Brewer Remembered for His Lyric Tenor

Bruce Brewer

Bruce Brewer has passed away at the age of 75.

The tenor, born in San Antonio, Texas on October 12, 1941, passed away in his sleep at Sainte Anne, St. Fraimbault in Lassay-Les-Chateaux, France, on March 6, 2017.

The tenor went on to make his stage debut in 1970 and performed on such stages as the Covent Garden, La Scala, Florence, Paris and Boston. He mostly sang in Europe and went on to marry mezzo-soprano Joyce Castle. His repertoire included Roberto in “Torquato Tasso” and Orpheus in Campra’s “Le carnaval de Venise.”

The tenor also performed numerous Donizetti roles including “L’Elisir d’Amore” as well as “L’Esule di Roma” with Katia Ricciarelli. He was also known for his work in Pergolesi and other baroque composers.

The tenor can be heard on recordings of Rameau’s “Les Indes Galantes” and Gretry’s “L’Amant jaloux.”


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Francisco Salazar
FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

1 Comment on "Obituary: Bruce Brewer Remembered for His Lyric Tenor"

  1. Plantive Éric | May 28, 2017 at 1:41 pm | Reply

    Is it possible to make a link with my YouTube chaine dedicated to the memory of Bruce Brewer, with many great recordings and vidéos.
    Thank you very much
    Eric Plantive

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