Originally from Denver, CO, Bass-baritone Ben Brady received his bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan. He is currently in the Benenson Young Artist Program with Palm Beach Opera where he is singing Luther and Crespel and covering the Four Villains (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) as well as covering Orveso (Norma.) Last summer he sang Sciarrone (Tosca) and The Physician and Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande) at Santa Fe Opera as a second-year Apprentice. In the summer of 2022 he covered Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville as a first-year Santa Fe Opera Apprentice. Mr. Brady was a participant in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Young Artist Program in the summers of 2020 and 2021.
Operatic roles include Dr. Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with North Carolina Opera, Fafner (Das Rheingold) with Dayton Opera, Colline (La Boheme) with Opera Modesto, Banco (Macbetto), Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Rocco (Fidelio) with West Bay Opera, Polyphemus (Acis and Galatea) and Sprecher (The Magic Flute) with Eugene Opera, Dr. Dulcamara (L'elisir d’amore) with Cal Baptist University and the Page in San Francisco Opera’s Roberto Devereux.
In 2018 he was awarded Audience Favorite and First Place in the Tier II category of the James Toland Vocal Arts competition, and in 2021 he was awarded the Oakland Symphony Award in the Tier I category. In 2020 Mr. Brady was selected for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Semifinals in New York, and in 2022 he was awarded 2nd Place and Audience Favorite in the Northwest Regionals. in 2021 he took first place in the CS Music Online Competition in the Emerging Professional division. In May of this year he sang as a finalist in the Irene Dalis Vocal Competition with Opera San Jose.