John Brandon is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting and sought-after young, American baritones. At 6' 3", 200 lbs, John has the presence of a leading man in both operatic and music theater repertoire. His versatile singing technique and acting abilities has earned him praise from audiences, critics, and colleagues alike. Most recently, John made his Fresno Grand Opera and Opera Naples debuts as Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat. Other performances during the 2011-12 season included Carmen with North Carolina Opera and Opera Birmingham, a recital in the Bahamas, and a debut with his hometown Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. During the 2010-11 season, John sang Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Opera Vivente, Antonio (The Marriage of Figaro) with Nashville Opera and Opera Columbus, Wagner (Faust) with North Carolina Opera, and Morales and Dancairo (Carmen) with Nashville Opera. John received his degree in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College, appearing as Toante (Oreste), Marco (Gianni Schicchi), and Simeon (L’Enfant Prodigue) with the Westminster Opera Theater. He received further training at Nashville Opera’s Mary Ragland Young Artist Program, where he played Jacob in the American premiere of The Brothers Grimm. In 2010, John sang Mercutio in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette as a member of Opera Santa Barbara’s Young Artist Program. Aside from his work on the opera stage, John
Brandon has recorded and toured internationally with some of the world’s leading vocal ensembles including the Kammerchor Stuttgart, English Voices, and Westminster Choir, and upon invitation has performed concerts and recitals throughout the United States and the Bahamas.