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Cadie J. Bryan

SOPRANO

Louisiana-born soprano Cadie J. Bryan is praised by Opera News as “sparkling” and “pertly pealing.” In the 2022-2023 season, she returned to Arizona Opera to debut the role of Maria in The Sound of Music opposite her husband, baritone Jonathan Bryan (Captain Von Trapp) and to The Atlanta Opera for a role debut as Woglinde in Tomer Zvulun's new production of Das Rheingold. During the summer, she joined The Santa Fe Opera, covering the title role in Pelléas et Mélisande, while fall 2023 brought her New Orleans Opera debut as Susanna in Chas Rader-Shieber’s new production of Le nozze di Figaro. In the spring of 2024, she covers the role of Tovah Odesska in the New York Philharmonic premiere of Émigré, next joining celebrated Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli as featured soloist for eight concert dates across the United States, before returning to Santa Fe Opera as Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore, also covering Zerlina in Don Giovanni.

Ms. Bryan’s 2021-2022 season featured multiple house and role debuts, including: in concert with The Dallas Opera for the Hart Institute for Women Conductors; Opera Las Vegas as Addie Mills in the west coast premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The House Without a Christmas Tree, The Atlanta Opera as Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Arizona Opera, reprising the role of Despina in Così fan tutte.

In the summer of 2021, she debuted the roles of Clarine in Rameau's Platée, under the baton of Gary Thor Wedow, and Prilepa in Pique Dame as an Ensemble Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera. Prior to the COVID-19 shut down, she was slated to sing the role of Naiade in Ariadne auf Naxos at Arizona Opera where she completed two years as a Marion Roose Pullin Studio Artist (2018-2020).  In her final season, she performed four mainstage roles including Bess in Craig Bohmler’s Riders of the Purple Sage, Musetta in La bohème, Lucy in Fellow Travelers, and Maid in the Taliesin West Premier of Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow.

 

Previously, the soprano made her mainstage debut at Arizona Opera as Chan Parker in Daniel Schnyder's and Bridgette Wimberly’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and performed Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro

 

Cadie is an alumna of Ravinia’s Steans Institute for singers (2017, 2018), where she studied and performed in a variety of art song and Lieder recitals with world-renowned pianists and coaches. Other career highlights include Clara in Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer's It’s a Wonderful Life, Marian in The Music Man, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Lisette in La rondine.

 

Ms. Bryan received a Master of Music and a Performance Diploma from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of soprano Heidi Grant Murphy and her Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University with baritone Dennis Jesse.

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