Hailed by The New York Times for her "warm, ample voice" and "distinctive, earthy coloring," and by Opera News for "her sumptuous mid-weight soprano," Brandie Sutton recently had a great personal success in the leading role of Rautendelein in New York City Opera's very successful production of Respighi's rarely-performed La Campana Sommersa. Her performance was received with unanimous acclaim, both by critics and audiences.
In Summer 2017, she made her Lincoln Center debut in the opening concerts of the Mostly Mozart Festival. In October 2017, she appears with the Aiken Symphony for her first performances of Strauss's Four Last Songs.
Ms. Sutton has sung leading roles at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden, AlterOper Frankfurt, Teatro Petruzzelli (Bari), and was a featured artist at Carnegie Hall. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC; the Radio Orpheus Symphony Orchestra in Moscow; the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; The Royal Danish Orchestra; Flint Symphony Orchestra; and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
Ms. Sutton has also won several awards and competitions including, most recently, the Harlem Opera Theater Vocal Competition.
|Donizetti||Lucia di Lammermoor||Lucia|
|Gershwin||Porgy and Bess||Clara|
|Mozart||Die Entfuehrung aus dem Serail||Konstanze|
|Mozart||Le nozze di Figaro||Susanna, La Contessa|
|Respighi||La Campana Sommersa||Rautendelein|
|R. Strauss||Der Rosenkavalier||Sophie|
For “La Campana Sommersa” with New York City Opera, April, 2017
“The soprano Brandie Sutton brings a radiant, agile voice and tender, expressive touches to Rautendelein— a ravishing performance.”
“…the star of the night was soprano Brandie Sutton as the fairy Rautendelein, scampering about, mixing potions, and gazing with curiosity at the human world, all while hitting some of Respighi’s stratospheric notes with playful ease…her scenes were so sweetly charming, and sung so confidently, with riveting quiet moments.”
“Brandie Sutton was the highlight of the evening, her light soprano charming and delicate in Rautendelein’s fluid vocalises.”
“…a star-making performance, by Brandie Sutton, a pretty woman of dignified presence with a tireless silvery soprano…She has deep womanly power to support her ascent of lofty circuitous lines.”
“Brandie Sutton has the vocal cords of a bel canto soprano, but never with the heavy or tough arduousness of a typical star. Her voice was light, even in the heaviest music. Ms. Sutton’s movements, her lyricism, her feelings were both feminine and fairy-ish, and Respighi would have been stunned to hear such a paradigm of his heroine.”
“Brandie Sutton contributed an enchanting, luminously sung Rautendelein”
La Campana Sommersa