Russell Braun

Russell Braun, renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star),  rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. The acclaimed baritone's intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of Chou En-lai, Billy Budd, Prince Andrei, Figaro, Papageno, Count Almaviva, Don Giovanni, Pelléas, Eugene Onegin, and The Traveller have captivated audiences around the world.


He recently played the title role of the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Louis Riel in Toronto  and in Ottawa. Just prior to his role in Louis Riel, he appeared in Peter Eötvös’s Senza Sangue in Rome and London, Brett Dean’s Knocking at the Hell Gate with the BBC Symphony in London, and Kaija Saariaho’s Cinque reflets aus: l’amour de loin with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester in both Stuttgart and Freiburg. 


Recent seasons have included performances of Brahms’s Vier Ernste Gesängearranged by Detlev Glanert and Fauré’s Requiem with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vaughn Williams’s A Sea Symphony with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Other highlights include debuts as Ford in Falstaff, as the Duke of Nottingham in Roberto Devereux and as Conte di Luna in Il Trovatore, all with the Canadian Opera Company, as Chou En-lai in John Adams’s Nixon in China and as Olivier alongside Renée Fleming in Capriccio, both at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. 


His discography features the GRAMMY-nominated Das Lied von der Erde (Dorian), JUNO winners Mozart Arie e duetti (CBC) and Apollo e Daphne, and JUNO nominee Winterreise (CBC).

Listen and watch and Russell Braun in performance at SweetWater 2017


The Heroes                          Friday, September 15, 2017

Historic Leith Church, Meaford Ontario                   8 p.m


Glorious & Free                  Saturday, September 16, 2017

Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario                        7 p.m