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“Starbuck’s Aria,” Heggie’s Moby Dick

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“Count’s Aria” Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro


“Starbuck’s Aria,” Heggie’s Moby Dick

“Count’s Aria” Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro

Isaac Bray

Baritone

Isaac Bray is quickly earning a reputation as a versatile performer in a variety of roles. He is a recent alumnus of the Florida Grand Opera Young Artist Studio where his assignments included Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, Ben in Menotti’s comic opera The Telephone, Assan in The Consul, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, from which EDGE Magazine wrote: “As Guglielmo, baritone Isaac Bray gave an impressive and outstanding performance. Bray’s voice has a nice warm tone and is very beautiful.” This season, Mr. Bray reprises the role of Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Grand Rapids and performs the role of Will Parker in Oklahoma! With Ash Lawn Opera.

Apr
2017

Apr-09
Belshazzar’s Feast
Soloist
Bangor Symphony
Orono, ME
May
2017

May-12
to
May-13
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Fiorello
Opera Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
Jul
2017

Jul-29
to
Aug-05
Oklahoma!
Will Parker
Ash Lawn Opera
Charlottesville, VA
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…outstanding performance…
Cosi fan tutte “As Guglielmo, baritone Isaac Bray gave an equally impressive and outstanding performance. Bray’s voice has a nice warm tone and is very beautiful.” Edge Miami
…complex solos with a respectful gusto…
 Belshazzar’s Feast – “Baritone Isaac Bray of Sorrento performed the complex solos with a respectful gusto that honored the composer and the significance of the fall of Babylon.” – BDN Maine 
…well at ease…
 Florencia en el Amazonas“Baritone Isaac Bray as Riolobo was well at ease both vocally and dramatically, and cast perfectly for this role.” – The Boston Musical Intelligencer
…rich, well-modulated voice…
Manon Lescaut  “As des Grieux, baritone Isaac Bray displayed a rich, well-modulated voice that rose to its few high notes effortlessly.”Berkshire Fine Arts 
…great comfort on the stage…
Don Giovanni “Isaac Bray played a lighthearted Don Giovanni, a pleasure-seeker more mischievous than sinister. He showed great comfort on the stage and with his colleagues. Bray’s warm, crooning voice worked to great avail for his roguishly charming characterization.”– The Examiner
Isaac Bray is quickly earning a reputation as a versatile performer in a variety of roles. He is a recent alumnus of the Florida Grand Opera Young Artist Studio where his assignments included Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, Ben in Menotti’s comic opera The Telephone, Assan in The Consul, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, from which EDGE Magazine wrote: “As Guglielmo, baritone Isaac Bray gave an impressive and outstanding performance. Bray’s voice has a nice warm tone and is very beautiful.”

This season, Mr. Bray reprises the role of Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Opera Grand Rapids and performs the role of Will Parker in Oklahoma! With Ash Lawn Opera. In recent seasons, he also performed the role of Morales/Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Venture Opera and Gregorio in Roméo et Juliette with Opera Grand Rapids; reprised the role of Le Dancaïre in Carmen with Opera San Antonio; and sang the baritone solo in William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Bangor Symphony.

Mr. Bray appeared as an Apprentice Artist at Central City Opera, where his assignments included Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat, Sam in Our Town, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Sam in Trouble in Tahiti. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Boston University Opera Institute where he studied voice with Penelope Bitzas. Roles performed with include the title role in Don Giovanni, Riolobo in Florencia en el Amazonas, the title role in Owen WingraveBarone Douphol in La traviata, and Des Grieux in Le portrait de ManonMr. Bray made his Boston Lyric Opera début singing the roles of the 2nd Priest and 2nd Man in Armor in a new English translation of The Magic Flute.

Mr. Bray earned a Master of Music in voice from The Boston Conservatory where he sang the title role in Don Giovanni, Ramiro in L’heure espagnole, L’horloge comtoise in L’enfant et les sortilèges, Peter in Hänsel und Gretel, and Ko-Ko in The Mikado. Bray was chosen to help represent The Boston Conservatory in a new opera works sampler performance at the national Opera America Conference and in the summer of 2011, he performed the role of Rambaldo in La rondine for the Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance Program in New York City. Bray was also an apprentice artist at the Natchez Festival of Music in 2010. Awards include the McGlone Opera Guild Award, and the Central City Opera Young Artist overall award.

 

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