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If I Were You
Merola Grand Finale
"Brandon Scott Russell brought a teddy bear lovability to the role of the world-traveling photographer, David. Mr. Russell also imbued the part with honeyed singing, sporting a free-flowing tenor of considerable beauty and accomplishment."
“Each of the secondary roles was in competent hands (and voices)... the photographer David, with Missouri tenor Brandon Scott Russell making a strong positive impression...”
“As David the photographer, Brandon Scott Russell made his presence felt with his booming voice.”
Another Brick in the Wall
"One of the evening’s standouts was Brandon Scott Russell, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, who, as the dreaded teacher, wielded a big voice and a stick to match."
"As Rinuccio, tenor Brandon Scott Russell displayed an exciting Italianate tenor in his aria praising Florence, with the power to soar over Puccini’s voluptuous orchestra."
"Lyric beauty of voice combined with outstanding diction characterized tenor Brandon Scott Russell’s performance of an aria from Dvořák’s Rusalka, the hit of the SFO summer season just a few weeks ago."
"Tenor Brandon Scott Russell (Springfield, MO) filled the auditorium with ringing clarity as the Prince in Dvorak's "Rusalka."
“Among the men, obvious standouts included Laureano Quant... and tenor Brandon Scott Russell, who brought eloquent suavity to the Prince’s aria from Dvorák’s “Rusalka.”
- Joshua Kosman | Sfchronicle
“In between there were many highlights... notable were tenor Brandon Scott Russell’s Prince from Dvorak’s “Rusalka...”
"Brandon Scott Russell, Tenor, sang the Prince from Dvorak’s Rusalka with a voice and presence that were surely royal."
"Among the “can’t miss” category I noted, in no particular order, mezzo-soprano Alice Chung, tenor Brandon Scott Russell... Next came a surprise highlight, tenor Brandon Scott Russell singing the Prince’s aria."
Winter Opera Saint Louis
"Brandon Scott Russell offered a physically and vocally imposing Alfred, portrayed with wit to match his high notes."
"Brandon Scott Russell entertained as the lovelorn tenor Alfredo."
"Brandon Scott Russell brought lyricism and pathos to the role of the tragic Narraboth."
Die lustige Witwe
"Among the principals, the singers portraying Camille de Rosillon (Brandon Scott Russell) and Valencienne were the hits of the show. Russell displayed a strong, ringing tenor capable of both power and feeling. His performance took the honors of the evening."
- Erik Klackner | KC Metropolis