Recognized for his “sonorous tone” (SF Classical Voice), and his “commanding stage presence” (SF Gate), Benjamin Brady has quickly distinguished himself as a bass-baritone of prominent importance. He was last seen performing the role of Banco in Verdi’s Macbeth with West Bay Opera. Other performances with West Bay Opera have included Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco and Rocco in Beethoven’s Fidelio. Recent performances include Dottore Malatesta in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Mendocino Music Festival, and the Page in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux with the San Francisco Opera. Up and coming engagements include Colline in La Boheme with Opera Modesto, the role of Dulcamara in L’elisir D’amore at California Baptist University, as well as joining the North State Symphony for a Beethoven Ninth.
In 2018, Mr. Brady was awarded the Audience Favorite and First Place awards in the Tier II Category of the James Toland Vocal Arts competition in Oakland, CA. Later that year he was selected to advance to Regionals in the San Francisco District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards. In 2020 he was selected to be a semifinalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards.
This summer he had the honor of participating in the Merola Young Artist Program at San Francisco Opera, and has been invited to participate in the program again in 2021.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, he received his BM in Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan.