Lyric baritone Brayton Arvin has performed dozens of roles on the operatic and musical theatre stage as well as a featured soloist in orchestral concerts and recitals across the United States.
As a concert performer, Arvin has been a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Bach's Ich habe genug and Christmas Oratorio, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, Duruflé’s Messe cum Jubilo, Haydn’s Missa in Anguistiis (Nelson Mass), and John Stainer's Crucifixion. Arvin has presented art song recitals around the United States with a wide variety of programmed repertoire. A champion of new music, he has collaborated with dozens of composers to sing the premiere performances for dozens of song cycles, vocal soloist-orchestral works, and chamber music.
On the theatrical stage, Arvin has performed with Indianapolis Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Charlottesville Opera, and New Voices Opera. Some favorite roles include Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Le Balli (Werther), Baron Zeta (The Merry Widow), Maximilian (Candide), David (L’amico Fritz), Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos), Amon Priest (Akhnaten) and Jack Scott in the world premiere of The King in Yellow. Equally at home in musical theatre, he has also performed the roles of Andrew Carnes (Oklahoma!), Issachar (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz), and Sam Houston in the workshop performance of the musical Alamo.