Russell Braun – The Singer Behind the Song

Baritone Russell Braun performed this recital at the University of British Columbia on January 19, 2018 with members of UBC Opera. The recital was hosted by Nancy Hermiston. Watch the Q&A with Ruissell Braun.


  • Venetianisches Gondellied from Op. 57 No. 5 by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Die Liebende schreibt from Op. 86 No. 3 by Franz Schubert – O du mein holder Abendstern from Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner
  • La fatigue…Come une pàle fleur from Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas
  • A qual colpo (Barber Trio) from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini with Charlotte Beglinger, Mezzo-Soprano and Spencer Britten, Tenor

Pianist: Richard Epp

Renowned for his luminous voice, Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. His intelligent and 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.