About the Artist
Isaac Bray is quickly earning a great reputation as a versatile performer in a variety of operatic roles. He recently performed the roles of Dancairo in Carmen with Opera San Antonio, The Baritone Soloist in Voices by the late Ezra Laderman with the Yale University Faculty Recital Series, The Baritone Soloist in Belshazzar's Feast with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Fiorello in
Mr. Bray is on the voice faculty and directs the Opera Workshop for the University of Maine School of Performing Arts. He is in high demand for his concert work all throughout coastal Maine. This season he has performed as the Bass soloist in the Bach Magnificat with the Acadia Choral Society and as the Baritone Soloist in the Rutter Gloria with The Bagaduce Chorale. He has upcoming solo engagements with the University of Maine Singers (Handel's Messiah) and the University of Maine Orchestra (Vaughan Williams' Five Mystical Songs), in addition to future solo engagements with the Bagaduce Chorale (Bach's St. Matthew Passion).
Mr. Bray is a graduate of the prestigious Boston University Opera
Mr. Bray received his Masters' degree from The Boston Conservatory where he sang the title role in Don Giovanni, Ramiro in L'heure espagnole, L'horloge comtoise in L'enfant et
In 2011, Bray was chosen to help represent The Boston Conservatory in a new opera works sampler performance at the national Opera America Conference and in the summer of 2011, he performed the role of Rambaldo in La Rondine for the Martina Arroyo Prelude to Performance Program in New York City. Bray was also an apprentice artist at the Natchez Festival of Music in 2010. Awards include the McGlone Opera Guild Award, and the Central City Opera Young Artist overall award.
Photo by Oshin Gregorian for the Boston University Opera Institute
Photo by Daniel Ozoulay for Florida Grand Opera