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If I Were You

World Premiere

Merola Opera

Merola Grand Finale

Merola Opera

"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."    

     - James Sohre | Opera Today

“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...”

     - William | Opera Warhorses

“As David the photographer, Brandon Scott Russell made his presence felt with his booming voice.”

     - Michael Anthonio | Parterre Box

Another Brick in the Wall 

Cincinnati Opera

"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."    

     - Janelle Gelfand | Cincinnati Business Courier

Gianni Schicchi

CCM Opera

"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."     

     - Janelle Gelfand | Cincinnati Business Courier

"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."

     - Janos Gereben | San Francisco Classical Voice


"Tenor Brandon Scott Russell (Springfield, MO) filled the auditorium with ringing clarity as the Prince in Dvorak's "Rusalka."

     - Philip Campbell | Bay Area Reporter


“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...”

     - Leslie Katz | sfexaminer

 "Brandon Scott Russell, Tenor, sang the Prince from Dvorak’s Rusalka with a voice and presence that were surely royal."

     - Lively Foundation

"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."

     - James Roy MacBean | Berkeley Daily

Die Fledermaus 

Winter Opera Saint Louis

"Brandon Scott Russell offered a physically and vocally imposing Alfred, portrayed with wit to match his high notes."

     - Sarah Bryan Miller | St. Louis Post Dispatch

La bohème

Cincinnati Opera

"Brandon Scott Russell entertained as the lovelorn tenor Alfredo."

     - Mark Bretz | Ladue News

"Tenor Russell was splendid, visually and vocally, as Parpignol."    

     - Mary Ellyn Hutton | Music in Cincinnati

"Brandon Scott Russell's Alfred was an effective send up of a famous Italian Tenor."

     - Bob Wilcox | Two on the Aisle


CCM Philharmonia

"Brandon Scott Russell brought lyricism and pathos to the role of the tragic Narraboth."   

     - Rafael de Acha | Seen & Heard International

Die lustige Witwe

UMKC Opera

"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

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