Join us for musical selections performed by Canadian baritone Russell Braun as well as insights into his art and life. An informative and exciting Masterclass will also be held with members of the UBC Opera Ensemble.
Renowned for his luminous voice, Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. His intelligent ahd thoughtful portrayals of Chou En-lai, Billy Budd, Prince Andrei, Figaro, Papageno, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, and The Traveller have captivated audiences at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, l'Opéra de Paris, the State Opera in Vienna, the Royal Opera, Convent Garden, the Los Angeles Opera, La Scala in Milan and the Salzburg and Glyndebourne festivals. The highlight of Russell's 2017 season is the title role of the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Louis Riel in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre, and in Ottawa with the National Arts Centre Orchestra presented as part of the celebrations surrounding Canada's 150th Anniversery.