Susan Elizabeth (2017 Young Artists Program participant)
Danielle Vaillancourt (2017 Young Artists Program participant)
Jeffrey Strand (2017 Young Artists Program participant)
Paul Winkelmans (2017 Young Artists Program participant)
Enjoy a public masterclass with Russell Braun showcasing vocalists participating in the NAC’s internationally acclaimed Young Artists Program, as well as others, led by Canadian baritone Russell Braun:
Susan Elizabeth, soprano (YAP 2017)
Danielle Vaillancourt, mezzo-soprano (YAP 2017)
Valérie Bélanger, soprano
Jeffrey Strand, tenor (YAP 2017)
Paul Winkelmans, baritone (YAP 2017)
Joel Allison, baritone
Jean Desmarais, piano
Internationally renowned baritone Russell Braun is equally at home on the concert, opera, and recital stage. His intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of various characters have captivated audiences at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, l'Opéra de Paris, the State Opera in Vienna, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Los Angeles Opera, La Scala in Milan, and at the Salzburg and Glyndebourne festivals.
Mr. Braun’s discography has earned a GRAMMY nomination and JUNO awards. Alongside his work at the Young Artists Program, Mr. Braun will be appearing as the title role of the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Louis Riel at the National Arts Centre presented as part of the celebrations surrounding Canada’s 150th anniversary.