Brent WeberAdjunct Professor of Voice
Mary Pappert School of Music
School of Music, Room 106
Education:M.M., Yale School of Music
M.M., University of Missouri in Kansas City
B.M.E., Kansas State University
Tenor Brent Weber has performed many leading roles throughout the US and Canada, which include the Duke in Rigoletto, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Rodolfo in La Bohème & Luisa Miller, Don Carlo in Don Carlo with the opera companies of St. Louis, Miami, Memphis, Syracuse, Holders Festival in Barbados, New York, Chicago and New Jersey. Featured solo accomplishments in oratorio include, Bach's Magnificat and Mozart's Mass in C at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Rosssini's Stabat Mater at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and several duet recitals with his wife Lisa Layman. His Broadway credits include the "Encores, Great American Musicals" premiere production of Fiorello, with additional productions of Call Me Madame, and Lady in the Dark at City Center in New York, and for three years, he performed the role of Piangi in The Phantom of the Opera in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada.
Currently, he is the Coordinator of Voice at Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, where he teaches Voice and Acting for Singers. He conducted and produced the world premiere opera, The Selfish Giant with the Erie Opera Theatre where he has also conducted, La Bohème, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Elixir of Love and Gala Concerts.
Weber can also be found teaching voice at Grove City College and Fredonia State University, where he was the stage director for the productions of Don Giovani, The Merry Widow, Music Man, and most recently Little Women by Mark Adamo for WNYCO, (Western New York Chamber Orchestra) and the Hillman Opera at Fredonia. He has also taught at Edinboro University and Point Park University.
Areas of Expertise:
- Vocal techniques for opera, Broadway, and pop-rock styles.
- Stage direction for opera and Broadway/acting for singers
- Opera History