Biography


American baritone Brian Mulligan's singing has been described as "riveting" (The Times), "gripping, expressive penetration" (Chicago Tribune) and "an outpouring of sensuous beauty" (Opera News).  Consistently sought by the world's leading opera houses and orchestras, Brian's exciting 2017/18 season best exemplifies his unique versatility, singing the works of Argento, Meyerbeer, Puccini, Spears, Verdi and Wagner. 

Brian has appeared with the San Francisco Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Oper Frankfurt, Canadian Opera Company, Theater an der Wien and the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan.  His concert engagements have brought him to the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap.  Brian collaborates regularly with the worlds leading conductors, including James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, Bertrand de Billy, Placido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, James Levine, Nicola Luisotti, Yannick Nézet- Séguin, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Patrick Summers, Michael Tilson Thomas and Donald Runnicles.

Brian's debut album was released in the summer of 2017 on the Naxos label. He recorded two monumental song cycles by Dominick Argento: The Andrée Expedition and From the Diary of Virginia Woolf with pianist Timothy Long. 

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Brian also studied at Yale University and the Eastman School of Music.  A first generation American, he holds dual citizenship with the United States and Ireland.