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 2017-2018 season includes an appearance as the soloist in Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with Caramoor, his role debut as Walter in Guillaume Tell with Baltimore Concert Opera and the same role in a return to Opera Southwest, and his role and company debut as Mustafa in L’italiana in Algeri with Opera Memphis.The 2016-2017 season included five role debuts: Tutor in Le Comte Ory with LoftOpera, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette with GLOW, Dr. P in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat with UrbanArias, and Simone/Talpa in Il trittico with the Opera Company of Middlebury. He also had reprised the Prison Warden in Dead Man Walking with Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Bonze with Austin Opera. Additional recent highlights include a reprise of Zuniga in Carmen for Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the King of Egypt in Aïda and a role debut singing Don Fernando in Fidelio for Sarasota Opera, a return to Florentine Opera Company for a reprise of the Bonze in Madama Butterfly, and the bass soloist in the Messiah with Orchestra Seattle.
The 2015-2016 comprised 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.
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.