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Bille Bruley

About this Artist

Praised by the Huffington Post for his “ringing high notes,” Texas-born tenor Bille Bruley has garnered attention for his strength and versatility in operatic repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary. 

Bille’s 2022/23 season begins with his role debut in Ariadne auf Naxos (Bacchus) at Arizona Opera. Other highlights include his returns to Austin Opera for Sweeney Todd (Beadle) and the Santa Fe Opera for Der fliegende Holländer (Steuermann). 

Last season was highlighted by role/house debuts in Mason Bates and Mark Campbell’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Steve Wozniak) with Austin Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Atlanta Opera. He also returned to Arizona Opera for Così fan tutte (Ferrando). 

Recently, he joined the roster of Lyric Opera of Chicago for Dead Man Walking to cover Father Grenville and Howard Boucher and returned to Arizona Opera for Shining Brow (Louis Sullivan) and Riders of the Purple Sage (Bern Venters). Highlights from previous seasons include Britten’s War Requiem with the Tulsa Symphony, a program of Mozart arias with the Phoenix Symphony, and a return to the Santa Fe Opera, where he created the role of Benjamin in the world premiere of Poul Ruders’ The Thirteenth Child. 

Bruley hails from Montgomery, Texas and is a graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and Baylor University.