American Bass Jeffrey Beruan is an important young artist who possesses a rich, sonorous, and striking voice that moves with elegance and agility. His singing has been described as “intensely dramatic,” “melodious,” and “powerful.” An excellent actor, the young bass has received acclaim for bringing dramatic life to the smallest roles: “Jeffrey Beruan proved that there are no small parts by giving us a splendid Angelotti impressive in stature, good looks and rich baritone….”(Chautauqua Daily News). The New York Times said of his performance for Caramoor: “Jeffrey Beruan sang with a mellifluous bass and chilling conviction as Sparafucile, the assassin.”
The 2015-2016 for Mr. Beruan comprises a reprise of Zuniga for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the King of Egypt and a role debut singing Fernando for Sarasota Opera, and a return to Florentine Opera Company for a reprise of Bonze while his 2016-2017 Season to date includes a reprise of Bonzeand Sarastro which is quickly becoming a signature role.
Jeffrey Beruan is the recipient of several awards. He was the First Place Winner of the Northwest District National MET Council Auditions in 2007 and 2009. He was awarded the Mandelker and Harris Fund Grant by Sarasota Opera, the Outstanding Apprentice Award from Chautauqua Opera, and was honored with an Encouragement Award at the Eleanor Lieber Awards Competition. He received both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kansas where he sang Dr. Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro), Pistola (Falstaff), Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring), and the title role in The Mikado, among others.