B i o g r a p h y
Originally from Denver, CO, Bass-baritone Ben Brady received his bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Michigan. This summer he covers Don Basilio in The Barber of Seville this summer as a first-year Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist. Mr. Brady was a participant in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Young Artist Program in the summer of 2021. Operatic roles include Colline (La Boheme) with Opera Modesto, Banco (Macbetto), Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Rocco (Fidelio) with West Bay Opera, the 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.