"Sounded like a young Chris Merritt in the virtuosic Rossini arias. Yeakley is ready to hit major opera stages soon."
San Francisco Civic Center
"Yeakley has a very bright high tenor and...he acquitted himself well on the concert stage."
"Yeakley is a confident singer and actor with a clear, powerful voice..."
Brian Ross Yeakley (recent bio)
Brian Ross Yeakley is an accomplished young tenor from Wichita, Kansas. Since receiving his Masters of Music from The University of Houston in May of 2014, he has already performed as a young artist in prestigious venues including Wolf Trap Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera. Recent credits for Yeakley include The Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline as The Figure/Jesse Bolls/Dr. Seip; Soloist in Bernstein's Mass; Soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. After initiating the launch of his regional company, Operativo Houston, Yeakley sung in performances as Edoardo Milfort in La Cambiale di Matrimonio and Beppe in Rita. Yeakley will be joining Virginia Opera as a Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist in the 2016-2017 season where he will be covering Peppe/Arlecchino in Pagliacci, Second Man in Kurt Weill's Seven Deadly Sins, as well as Pang and Pong in Turandot.
About Brian Ross Yeakley
Brian Yeakley grew up in the suburbs of Bel Aire in Wichita, Kansas. He attended school from Kindergarten through the end of high school at Wichita North High School. After receiving his diploma, Yeakley began his studies at Wichita State University as a musical theater major and after changing majors, he obtained his Bachelor's degree in Music (Vocal Performance). From this point, he decided to take the next step in his career by attending the University of Houston for his Master's Degree in Applied Music (Opera). Since arriving in Houston, Yeakley has had tremendous opportunities to sing with many companies such as Glimmerglass Opera Festival and Wolf Trap Opera Company, even singing with local orchestras such as Mercury Baroque, Victoria Symphony, and Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church. Yeakley also is an inspired entrepeneur and is Founder and Artistic Director of Operativo Houston, a company driven to provide more work for the local artist. After recieving tremendous support from his family in Wichita, Yeakley continues to work extremely hard to build a successful operatic stage career, and make the field of performance art more accessible to audience and performers alike.