ULTIMI (Pronounced "ool-tee-me")
Ultimi combines the vocal and instrumental talents of Isaac Hurtado, Tyler Nelson and Brian Stucki. Joining forces in February, 2014, The three have separately performed well over 100 operatic tenor roles combined and numerous concerts across the US and abroad. The name "ULTIMI" means "Latest" and has a connection to the Italian name of the shared Mormon faith of Isaac, Brian and Tyler.
Isaac specializes in full-lyric Italian and french repertiore, including the leading tenor roles in La boheme, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Romeo et Juliette and Werther. Critics say he has "Movie Star good-looks" and "money notes worth every penny." When not singing, he can be found shredding on one of his vintage skateboards, perfecting his sky-hook, or chasing one of his 8 children.
Tyler is a true "tenore di Grazia," a tenor with clean, bright high notes and lightning fast agility. He specializes in Rossini and Mozart roles and has breath for days. He is also a professor of Voice and father of three. With a wit quicker than Tina Fey, Tyler makes it hard for ULTIMI to get anything done in rehearsal.
Brian (also a professor) not only has a voice of both power and nuance, but he plays the cello like Yo-yo Ma and often does it while singing! He has a vast repertoire of concert and opera roles an is known for his complete mastery of dynamics and vocal shading. This father of 3 grows a yearly crop of over 400 lbs of tomatoes in his back yard. Oh yeah, and he is a bee-keeper!?