Born in Endicott, New York, Brian Mulligan began pursuing music at a young age. To study his passion, Brian Mulligan attended Yale University and the Juliard School.
Brian Mulligan major debut performance was at the Metropolitan Opera in December of 2003. He was still a student at the Juliard School when he took the stage at the Met. His debut performance was in the Opera Die Frau ohne Schatten. After his debut performance, Brian Mulligan performed throughout many other cities in America and the whole world including San Francisco, Zurich, Chicago, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York City, and Houston. He has performed as Marcello in La Bohème, Yeletsky in Pique Dame, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Prospero in Ades’ The Tempest, Prometheus in Die Vögel,Valentin in a new production of Gounod’s Faust, Jake Wallace in La Fanciulla del West. Brian Mulligan has played a wide range of roles and continues to do so throughout American and European countries!
While Brian Mulligan performed with the San Francisco Opera House, he portrayed Richard Nixon in the Opera “Nixon in China.” He received rave reviews from critics for his stellar performance. This is well known as one of his standout and best performances. Brian Mulligan has also received multiple awards for his Operatic work. In fact, the Los Angeles philharmonic states that Brian Mulligan has “been awarded a Richard Tucker Career Grant and a Sara Tucker Study Grant and the George London Prize,” all major operatic accomplishments.
Brian Mulligan currently lives in the city of San Francisco, California. Although he’s a resident of San Francisco, he also holds dual citizenship with Ireland. Brian enjoys spending time in San Francisco’s presidio district. Brian focuses a majority of his time on his operatic work and is constantly practicing his operas. He likes to sound original and practices the old fashioned way. As Brian Mulligan states, “If you come to my dressing room, the score will be open on my table, and I’ll study it through the final performance. I spend a lot of time making sure every note I sing is inspired from a place of care, giving, and from the air moving through my vocal folds.”
Brian Mulligan is an incredibly accomplished singer with a true and genuine passion for the operas that he performs.