VOICE 2018 Edition – ART SONG and Aria DIVISIONs
First Prize, French Mélodie Award and Finalist Aria division
Biography 2018: On the opera stage, Brancy has performed extensively in Europe, the USA and Canada, with important debuts and returns in leading roles at Stadttheater Klagenfurt, the Glyndebourne Festival, Opera de Lorraine, Oper Frankfurt, Florida Grand Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, and Edmonton Opera. Brancy has been showcased in recitals at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, and has sung in oratorios for Musica Sacra, the Grant Park Music Festival and the Carmel Bach Festival. On the concert stage, he has performed with the San Francisco and Boston Symphonies.
Brancy was the second place winner of the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, the first place winner of the 2015 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition and the 2013 winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. In 2018, Brancy and collaborator Peter Dugan will make an important solo recital debut at Alice Tully Hall with their new program Armistice: The Journey Home, presented by Juilliard. The duo will continue in commemorating the centennial anniversary of WWI with a world tour of their critically acclaimed program A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song, which had its official album release in May of 2017.
John is also the co-creator of Operation Superpower, a Superhero Opera for children that aims to combat bullying through the courage of knowing and believing in one’s own Superpower and voice.
Brancy holds a bachelor’s degree and graduate diploma from the Juilliard School in New York City and studied under the tutelage of professor Edith Wiens.
John Brancy is generously sponsored by Elizabeth Wirth.
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Voice 2018 program
Channel Firing (Before and after Summer op. 16)
Nachtstück D. 672
Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons L. 139
Des Fräuleins Liebeslauschen D. 698
Erlkönig D. 328
Auf einer Burg op. 39 n° 7
Dans la nymphée op. 106 n° 5
Under strandens granar op. 13 n° 1
Love Went a-Riding H. 114
The Green-Eyed Dragon
William Denis Browne
To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
The Things Our Fathers Loved
In Flanders Fields
Tom Sails Away
Bleuet FP 102
Priez pour paix FP 95
Der Schiffer D 536
Der Wanderer D 493
Du bist die Ruh D 776
Zdes khorocho op. 21 n° 7
Vesennié vody op. 14 n° 11
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Die tote Stadt)
Ah! Per sempre io te perdei (I Puritani)
George Frideric Handel
Sibilar gli angui d’Aletto (Rinaldo)
It is enough! O Lord, now take away my life (Elijah)
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Uzhel ta samaya Tatyana (Evgeny Onegin)
Look through the port, Billy Budd (Billy Budd)
Ô vin dissipe la tristesse (Hamlet)
Nature, amour, qui partagez mon cœur (Castor et Pollux)
Piotr Ilitch Tchaïkovski
Ya vas lyublyu (Pikovaya dama)
Per me giunto … O Carlo ascolta (Don Carlo)
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Peter Dugan, piano
Pianist Peter Dugan was hailed “a formidable soloist” by the Washington Post after his recent Kennedy Center debut with baritone John Brancy. Together, Brancy and Dugan won second prize at the Wigmore Hall 2017 International Song Competition. A sought-after crossover artist, Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close. Dugan holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Matti Raekallio. He resides in New York with his wife, mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, and serves on the piano faculty at the Juilliard School Evening Division. Mr. Dugan is a Yamaha Artist.
Peter Dugan is generously sponsored by François R. Roy.