Featured Soloists

Ethan Bremner, tenor

Since his arrival in Boston, Ethan Bremner has become one of the city’s most sought-after young tenors. He made his local debut with Boston Opera Collaborative in 2006 as Achilles in Gluck’s Iphigenie en Aulide, and then sang with the company as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème. He also had an auspicious debut as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore and Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Longwood Opera. He performed the premier performance of Odyssey Opera of Boston as Baroncelli in Wagner’s Rienzi. Most recently he performed as Shallow in Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera, Vasek in Boston Midsummer Opera’s Production of The Bartered Bride and Don Jose in Carmen. Recent appearances on the concert platform include: Verdi Requiem with Cape Cod Symphony and Beethoven 9th with Boston Civic Symphony.

Mr. Bremner was a Finalist in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (New England Region) and earned his Master of Music in 2006 from the University of Wisconsin.

Gary Thies, baritone

Gary Thies made his professional debut in 2003 as Count Almaviva in Lowell Opera's Act IV concert presentation of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro with the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra. He returned to Lowell Opera in 2006 to sing Tonio in Il Pagliacci. Since then he has sung Marcello in La Boheme, with Riverside Theatre, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, with Longwood Opera, and L'Imperial Commissario in Granite State Opera's production of Madama Butterfly. Other solo performances include concert appearances with The Choral Arts Society, Boston Bel Canto Opera, New England Light Opera, The Boston Gay Men's Chorus, and Mass Theatrica.