Tour 2015: Introducing... John Brancy

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A graduate of The Juilliard School in New York, John Brancy makes his Glyndebourne debut as Dr Malatesta in the 2015 Glyndebourne Tour production of Don Pasquale.

Name: John Brancy
Voice type: Baritone
Nationality: American

Career to date:
While still an undergraduate student he made his Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall debuts and was the winner of the 2010 Juilliard School Honors Recital Competition. Last season he made important debuts at Oper Frankfurt, Gotham Chamber Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. Awards include the 2013 Marilyn Horne Song Competition and most recently the 2015 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. In addition to operatic performances across the globe, he has an extensive forthcoming concert schedule, including performances at Carnegie Hall, St John’s College and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Opera inspiration: In a recent interview for barczablog.com, John revealed:

“My favorite performer at the moment is Gerald Finley (an Ottawa native!). I first caught wind of Gerry when I began my studies at Juilliard in 2007, when a YouTube clip of him singing the Doctor Atomic aria “Batter my heart” began circulating throughout Juilliard like crazy. I was so enthralled by his performance, however at the time I hadn’t heard much about him. He quickly grew to be one of my favorite artists to listen to, and watch – I feel he embodies so much of what the “singing actor” is.”

What the critics say:

“…a vibrant, resonant presence.”
New York Times

Don Pasquale runs at Glyndebourne until 31 October then visits Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Plymouth and Woking as part of the 2015 Glyndebourne Tour.