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Russell Braun

  • Baritone


Russell Braun press reviews

"The solo cast is led by baritone Russell Braun in a breathtaking performance that is at once mighty and touchingly human. He is one of the few opera stars who can act as well as he sings." —John Terauds, The Globe and Mail, October 13, 2008 - Andrei in 'War and Peace' (Canadian Opera Company) "Canadian baritone Russell Braun was the ideal Pelléas, utterly believable as the younger brother of Golaud, the conflicted prince of the strange and famished kingdom of Allemonde. Braun is lithe and modest and ingenuously exuberant in his physical assumption of the role and, astonishingly, able to manage the high, almost tenor-like tessitura of Pelléas's music with a passionate elegance and finesse quite unforgettable. This, one felt, was a Pelléas much as Debussy imagined him." —Ken Winters, The Globe and Mail, May 8, 2008 - Pelléas in 'Pelléas et Melisande' (Canadian Opera Company) "A tremendous debut from Canadian baritone Russell Braun as Valentin - a glorious performance in terms of vocal beauty and expressive intensity." —Guardian, September 19, 2006 - Valentin in 'Faust' (Royal Opera House debut)