About Bryan Lane
Bryan Lane, tenor, is a vocalist with diverse tastes and abilities, a particular passion for early music and professional experience performing choral, chamber, and operatic music. Described as, “a promising tenor…whose high tessitura is delicate and sweetly turned” by the Santa Barbara News Press, he desires to connect with audiences on a deep level through unique repertoire.
A Los Angeles based vocalist, Bryan performs as a professional soloist, chorister, and operatic performer in LA and around the country. In 2015 he joined the Grammy nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale and shortly afterwards made his Disney Hall solo debut in the Master Chorale’s Messiah Sing-along. He been a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Los Robles Master Chorale, Areté Vocal Ensemble, All Saints Church in Beverly Hills, Irvine Valley College Master Chorale, Santa Barbara Music Club, Santa Barbara Choral Society, and Santa Barbara Master Chorale. His oratorio roles include the title role in Handel’s Samson and solo roles in Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, Mozart's Great Mass in C minor, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Arvo Pärt’s Passio. As a professional chorister, Bryan is a regular member of the LA Master Chorale and has performed with the Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Dallas Choral Festival. His operatic credits include debuting the role of Don Ottavio in the new opera The Return of Don Giovanni with the Santa Barbara Music Club, the role of Parr in Seattle Opera’s original outreach opera cycle Our Earth, as Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and as Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola.
Bryan is also an avid and active performer of early music making his role debut in Handel's Samson in April of 2018. That same month he was thrilled to join the Colby College Collegium under the direction of Eric Christopher Perry performing as a soloist in the modern premiere of Christoph Graupner's cantata "Ah, wo nun hin." In the fall of 2017 he was featured in an all Palestrina program by LA based ensemble Jouyssance . The spring of 2017 saw him performing with the LA Chamber Choir in Bach's St. John Passion and in 2016 with the LARK Musical Society in Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Bryan was honored to receive the 2015 Early Music America Summer Scholarship to attend the Medieval Programme at Early Music Vancouver. In Vancouver he studied and performed troubadour and trouvère song with members of the renowned Sequentia Ensemble, Benjamin Bagby, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, and Norbert Rodenkirchen. In 2013 he participated in Amherst Early Music Festival's Baroque Academy in Henry Purcell's The Fairy Queen and coached with early music luminaries Julianne Baird, Drew Minter, and Gary Wedow. Notably, in 2013 he worked with renowned medieval scholar Dr. Alejandro Planchart to perform the modern premiere of an 11th century Aquitanian mass at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. He has studied early music under such teachers as Nancy Zylstra, Byron Schenkman, Stephen Stubbs, Jillon Stoppels Dupree, and Janet See.
In the world of TV/film, he was recently a featured actor and vocalist in "Lacrimosa", an art film by director Arnaud Uyttenhove. He was also a vocalist on the soundtrack for the Netflix series Altered Carbon. In the studio, he has recorded the unique solo vocal library Voice of Gaia: Bryn with Soundiron Instruments, improvising and exploring a range of world music vocal styles. He has also recorded demos for JBL Professional Solutions . When not singing, Bryan enjoys performing solo trumpet in a variety of styles. He has often collaborated with composer/arranger Trevor Welsh and can be heard on the independent films Chicken Suit and The Sacrifice of Old San Juan by director A.K. Hottmann. His trumpet can be heard on hip-hop artist Brian Fresco’s mixtape Cassanova, and on the alt-country albums Giants and Creek Road by singer/songwriter Trevor Borden.
An avid teaching artist, he has sung outreach performances for Seattle Opera and with the LA Master Chorale Chamber Singers for the High School Choir Festival. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Guild of Musical Artists, the National Association for Teachers of Singing, and Early Music America. Bryan is on the voice faculty of California Lutheran University and maintains an active private studio. He completed an Artist Diploma in Early Music from Cornish College of the Arts, a Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a B.A. in Music from Westmont College.