Reviews

“Although Frosch is a relatively minor character in the operetta, Brian Frutiger quite frankly stole the entire last act in my opinion. His physical comedy and drunken slur had the audience in stitches during his first scene, and I think he could have kept ad libbing for an hour without any complaints from the crowd. (If someone could please write "Frosch, the One Man Show: Starring Brian Frutiger", I would buy a ticket immediately!)”

SCHMOPERA, Die Fledermaus, Des Moines Metro Opera

“The victims’ parents were an intense, superb quartet, with their cringing, suffering, and anger, performed by April Martin, Samantha Gossard, Brian Frutiger and Daniel Belcher...”

THE KANSAS CITY STAR, Dead Man Walking, Lyric Opera of Kansas City

“And where did Latté Da find Brian Frutiger? He plays three adult roles with pitch-perfect distinction and a voice that rings with operatic strength.”

STAR TRIBUNE, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Theater Latté Da

“Also notable… the lightly turned Poisson and Quinault of character tenor Brian Frutiger (Met debut) and bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos, respectively.”

OPERA NEWS, Adriana Lecouvreur, The Metropolitan Opera

“Baritone Kenneth Overton, tenor Brian Frutiger, and tenor Jaeho Lee sang the three commedia ministers, Ping, Pang, and Pong, giving their scene of reminiscences (‘Ho foreste, presso Tsiang’) a poignant and detailed reading. This is surely Puccini at his melancholic best.”

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE, Turandot, Sacramento Opera

“Tenor Brian Frutiger likewise sang Don Ottavio with noble style and élan, his aria ‘Il mio tesoro intanto’ (Go my treasure, and console yourself) delivered with tonal elegance.”

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE, Don Giovanni, Festival Opera of Walnut Creek

“…tenor Brian Frutiger brought passion to forces advocating abolition of slavery.”

OPERA TODAY, Amistad, Spoleto Festival, U.S.A.

“I suspect that Brahm’s Zigeunerlieder were on the program because they’re delightful, especially when sung by a group of talented, energetic young singers in the composer’s choral arrangement. Brian Frutiger displayed an attractive, strong tenor voice in several short solos.”

SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE, Basically British, Old First Concerts

“The standout was Brian Frutiger’s dapper Danilo, (his voice) finely focused and finished, his diction and phrasing elegant.”

KANSAS CITY STAR, The Merry Widow, Civic Opera of Kansas City

“Frutiger has the pure, young tenor voice proper for ‘Il mio tesoro.’ ”