John Brancy

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John Brancy
Born (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 30)
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, US
OccupationOperatic baritone
Years active2011–present

John Brancy (born November 14, 1988) is an American operatic baritone performing with leading opera companies around the world. He is of Polish, German, English and Irish descent.

Early life and education[edit]

Brancy was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, to Margaret and Michael Brancy. He has a younger sister, Jenna, a visual artist[1] Brancy started voice lessons with Marvin Keenze in 2005. He grew up in the Mullica Hill section of Harrison Township, New Jersey and graduated from Clearview Regional High School in 2007.[2] He continued his education at The Juilliard School[3] where he completed his Bachelor of Music (studying voice with Cynthia Hoffmann) and a Graduate Diploma under the voice tutelage of Edith Wiens, who he continues to study with.


During the 2012/13 season, Brancy made his professional operatic debut with the Dresden Semperoper, singing the role of Fiorello in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.[4] While still an undergraduate student at the Juilliard School, Brancy made his debuts at Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall) as the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Schubert’s Mass in G. He was the winner of the 2010 Juilliard School Honors Recital Competition and in the following year made his Alice Tully Hall debut, with pianist Brian Zeger. Brancy is a recent first prize winner of the Jensen Foundation competition and has received the Sullivan Foundation Grand Prize and career grant, first prize at the Classical Singer Magazine Competition, the Gold Award for Voice at the YoungArts Foundation competition. He was a 2nd Place winner in the Gerda Lissner and Liederkranz competitions, and a laureate of the 2012 Montreal International Music Competition. He is the 2013 winner of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition.


Brancy's repertoire includes:[5]



  1. ^ "Life Drawing – J. Brancy". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ Shyrock, Bob. "A Rare Talent", South Jersey Life,August 21, 2007. Accessed October 21, 2018. "Defying considerable odds, John Brancy has posted some rather impressive numbers. For example, in one competition in Miami, the classical baritone from Clearview Regional High School was one of six $10,000 winners.... So it's little wonder the Mullica Hill resident heads to the elite Juilliard School in Manhattan on scholarship in a few weeks to pursue a musical career he hopes will culminate on the worldwide opera stage."
  3. ^ "Operation Superpower". The Juilliard School.
  4. ^ "About John Brancy". Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ Brancy, John. "Calendar". OperaBase Website. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. ^ The Argus, "Baritone John Brancy on tackling the trickster Dr Malatesta in Glyndebourne Tour's Don Pasquale", (Brighton, UK), 9 October 2015
  7. ^ "Baritone John Brancy", Pacific Opera (Victoria, BC), April 2016
  8. ^ STLouisToday, "OTSL presents a stylish Ariadne on Naxos", St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis), June 2016

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