About this Artist
Hailed by Opera News for her “sumptuous, mid-weight soprano,” and The New York Times for her “warm, ample voice,” “ravishing performance” and “distinctive earthy coloring,” Ms. Brandie Inez Sutton has appeared in concert halls and on opera stages around the world. Most recently she performed La Fèe in Massenet’s Cendrillon at The Metropolitan Opera, Musetta from Puccini’s La Bohème with Seattle Opera, and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto with New York City Opera. House debuts for Ms. Sutton also include Semperoper Dresden, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Opera Maine, Teatro Petruzzelli, and more. In addition to opera houses, she is no stranger to the concert stage and has been featured with many symphony orchestras including Richmond Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Royal Danish Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Radio Orpheus Symphony Orchestra in Moscow, and the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Many don’t know, but the versatile vocalist is sought after in many genres, appearing as a guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. She has appeared several times at Carnegie Hall with artists from Cyrus Chestnut to the Cecilia Chorus of New York. She excitedly makes several House debuts this season including Detroit Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Lakes Area Music Festival, Virginia Opera and Opera Philadelphia. This season Ms. Sutton also returns to The Metropolitan Opera.
Ms. Sutton’s fervent interest in social justice has also engaged her on many concert stages not usual for an opera singer. More than once has she participated in events for EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) appearing in concert with Andra Day, Bebe Winans and John Legend. She has also been immortalized as a hologram in The Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration located in Montgomery, AL.