Baritone John Brancy is “a vibrant, resonant presence” (New York Times) on the international opera, concert and recital stages. Brancy is the recent winner of the 1st Place Prize at the 2018 Montreal International Music Competition, 1st Place Prize at the 2018 Kurt Weill Foundation's Lotte Lenya Competition, 2nd Place Prize at the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and the Media Prize at the Hans-Gabor Belvedere International Vocal Competition. This 18/19 season, Brancy performs an eclectic season of new music, his memorial in song recital tour and several key debuts in concert and opera. Brancy makes a return to Oper Frankfurt for a new production of Olga Neuwirth’s Lost Highway directed by MacArthur Genius grant recipient Yuval Sharon, conducted by Karsten Januschke. Brancy will then embark on a national tour of his critically acclaimed programs A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song and Armistice: The Journey Home with internationally renowned pianist and collaborator Peter Dugan. This tour takes Brancy to locations such as Stanford University, West Point Academy, the Smithsonian Institute, the US Naval Academy and the Kennedy Center to name a few. Brancy then goes on to sing a tour of Handel’s Messiah with performances in Victoria Symphony in Canada, the Johnstown Symphony and a return to Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern stage under the baton of Kent Tritle. Brancy then makes his way to Lisbon, Portugal for a semi-staged production of Romeo et Juliet with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Chor conducted by star ascendant conductor Lorenzo Viotti. Additonally, Brancy will collaborate again with director Yuval Sharon as a featured performer on a new production of Meredith Monk’s ATLAS, this will mark Brancy’s debut with the LA Philharmonic. Brancy is also the co-creator of Operation Superpower, a Superhero Opera for children that aims to combat bullying through the courage of knowing and believing in one's own Superpower and voice.