Brian Yeakley, Founder
Mr. Yeakley proudly started Operativo Houston after working professionally in and around Houston and the United States as a professional singer. He discovered there are many areas in which the industry of music falls short in providing work for anyone who has decided to stay local to a particular area and persue primarily solo work. Plenty of paid opportunities around Houston use artists that remain local, but most of the time they are used for chorus works, small chamber groups, and other rewarding opportunities, but they are usually in an ensemble performance setting. Being an opera singer himself, the company strives for an operatic repertoire and also collaboration with all things local in order to create a feel of a local grass roots feel without all the frills and false pretenses of opera being for an upper middle class audience.
Brian Ross Yeakley, tenor and founder of Operativo Houston, has performed with many reputable opera companies throughout the US including Wolf Trap Opera, Glimmerglass Opera Festival, Opera Saratoga, and Virginia Opera among others. Yeakley obtained his MM from University of Houston in 2014 and is now in pursuit of an Artist Diploma at University of Houston to gain skills required to run his small company in Texas (Operativo Houston). Recent operatic credits: Babylas, Mr. Cauliflower, Operativo Houston; Tonio, La fille du regiment, Opera in the Heights; Ernesto, Don Pasquale, Moores Opera Center; Brighella, Ariadne in Naxos, Austin Opera. Recent oratorio credits: Evangelist, Mendelsohn’s St Paul Oratorio, Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church; Swan, Carmina Burana, Valley Symphony Orchestra; Tenor, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Moores School of Music; Tenor, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Austin Symphony. Upcoming: Swan, Carmina Burana, Moores School of Music; Pluto, Orpheus in the Underworld, Moores Opera Center. For more visit
Ms. Green started working with Operativo in the Summer of 2017 and has stayed ever since! Austin born and Houston raised, she began attending the University of Houston in 2016. Always eager to start new projects and keep busy, she is double majoring in Music and Theatre Production at both the Moores School of Music and the School for Theatre and Dance. Focusing on opera, she has Stage Managed many shows for the Edythe Bates Old Moores Opera Center and has plans to work on many more with the University. In addition, she is constantly on the production side of Operativo shows, including La boheme, Into the Woods, and She Loves Me. Professionally, she has also worked with Opera in the Heights, serving as an Assistant Stage Manager for many shows. She is constantly trying to support the company’s mission of making opera more accessible to audiences, and strives to maintain the high quality of shows that the company produces! In her free time, she has also been known to photograph rehearsals and performances, both at Operativo and the University of Houston.