John Brancy



Baritone John Brancy is “a vibrant, resonant presence” (New York Times) on the international opera, concert and recital stages. His 2016/17 season includes his title role debut in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Florida Grand Opera, Papageno in a new production of The Magic Flute with Clarion Opera in NYC, The Steward in Opera Omaha’s upcoming production of Jonathan Dove’s FLIGHT and his Opera National de Lorraine debut as Harlekin in Ariadne of Naxos.  Additionally, after a successful KickStarter campaign his debut album A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song with pianist Peter Dugan will be released. He is one of his generation’s leading interpreters of song, “a young artist who’s got his teeth in it, who loves the challenge of art song” (Gerald Finley in Opera News); John will return to the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) stage this Fall and give a recital in Sarasota at the Chamber Music Series of Sarasota.

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Belvedere Singing Competition: John Brancy and Kang Wang In Finals

IMG Artists vocalists John Brancy and Kang Wang are in tonight's finals of the Belvedere Singing Competition in Moscow. One of the world's largest competitions for young opera soloists, The International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition takes place annually...


“With this all-new staging of Fantastic Mr. Fox, Opera San Antonio has signaled its intention to brook no compromises.There were none to speak of in the youthful cast, led by the bright, stirring baritone and dashingly athletic presence of John Brancy in the title role.”

Mike Greenberg

Opera News

“The standout of the performance of the night, however, was by John Brancy, a 24 year-old baritone who recently completed a graduate diploma at Juilliard and has already made his professional debut with Dresden Semperoper. Brancy’s impeccable timing, dynamic physicality, and robust voice made him an ideal Papageno.”

Edmond Johnson

Opera News

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“As Harasta, John Brancy brought to bear a strong baritone and a bad-boy swagger, projecting his sound effortlessly even in a quiet, reflective section.”

Juilliard Opera – The Cunning Little Vixen/Joshua Rosenblum, Opera News

“…Mr. Brancy sang “Pierrot’s Tanzlied” from Korngold’s “Tote Stadt” with exquisite musicality and a natural sense of phrasing.”

2013 George London Foundation Finals/Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times

“…the baritone John Brancy, was a vibrant, resonant presence…”

Juilliard School – La cambiale di matrimonio/Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

“The outstanding vocal soloists — the tenor Kyle Bielfield and the baritone John Brancy — brought youthful, attractive voices, dramatic intensity and crisp diction to their performances. This was a strong start to what should be a revelatory festival.”

Juilliard School – Focus! Festival at Alice Tully Hall/Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

“John Brancy’s Malatesta is a true Lord of Misrule”

The Argus

“The American baritone John Brancy has an impressive CV, with many prestigious competition prizes and his confidence and winning stage presence were ideal for Malatesta, as was his forthright, easily produced baritone. ”

musicOMH – Melanie Eskenazi