Opera tenor Brian Arreola knows the importance of finding your own spotlight. His classical music career started when he founded Cantus, a men’s vocal ensemble group. At 30, he realized time was running out on a potential solo career in opera. He completed his doctoral studies in vocal performance at Indiana University and went on to become assistant professor of voice and opera at UNC Charlotte in 2009. Arreola also performs with Opera Carolina, sharing the stage with top-notch performers from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.