The Singer Behind the Song

The Singer Behind the Song

Saturday, January 20, 2018 2-4:30

Old Auditorium

Join us for musical selections performed by international artists as well as insights into their art and their lives. An informative and exciting Masterclass will also be held with members of the UBC Opera Ensemble. Canadian baritone Russell Braun will be our first guest artist on January 20, 2018. A further Singer Behind the Song event will be scheduled in the spring. Our guest artist for this event will be announced shortly.


Renowned for his luminous voice, baritone 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, Pelléas, Eugene Onegin, 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, Covent Garden, the Los Angeles Opera, La Scala in Milan, and at 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 Anniversary Mini concert with Russel Braun and the UBC Opera Ensemble, Reception and Masterclass with members of the UBC Opera Ensemble


Tickets: $28/$23/$15 or $19 for subscribers

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Presented in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies