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Sarah Brailey (Soprano)

Born: LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA

Hailed by The New York Times for her "radiant, liquid tone,” “exquisitely phrased,” and “sweetly dazzling” singing, the American soprano Sarah Brailey is in growing demand as a soloist and chamber music artist across all genres of music. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall with Steve Reich to the Hollywood Bowl with Kanye West and GRAMMY® Award-winning alternative-classical vocal band Roomful of Teeth.

Highlights of Sarah Brailey's current and recent seasons include Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Colorado Symphony; George Benjamin's Dream of the Song with Lorelei Ensemble and the Boston Symphony Orchestra; George Frideric Handel's Messiah with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Charlotte Symphony; Zweite Dame in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with the Clarion Music Society; John Zorn's Madrigals at the Louvre Museum; Costanza in Haydn's L'isola disabitata with the American Classical Orchestra; the world premiere of Daniel Felsenfeld's Astrophysical Mass; Arnold Schoenberg's Das Buch der Hängenden Gärten with the Brooklyn Art Song Society; L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Trinity Wall Street; Scott Gendel's new oratorio Barbara Allen (written for Sarah); Benjamin Britten's Les Illuminations with NOVUS NY; numerous appearances with the Polydora Ensemble, a vocal quartet that specializes in 19th century German art song repertoire.

Among Sarah Brailey's awards are First Prize in the 2015 Handel Aria Competition and the Leopold Damrosch Award in the 2014 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition.

Sarah Brailey has recorded with tUne-yArDs, Bang on a Can All-Stars (Julia Wolfe’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning work Anthracite Fields), and is featured on New York Polyphony’s 2014 GRAMMY®-nominated album "Sing Thee Nowell".

Source: Sarah Brailey Website; Sarah Brailey profile on Facebook (Photos); UW-Madison School of Music Website (February 24, 2014); Hugh Russ Memorial Music Scholarship Website (2000); The Artist (July 2017)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2016); Sarah Brailey (July 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Stephen Sands


Member of Antioch Chamber Ensemble:
C-1 (2015, Video),
BWV 21, BWV 243a

Julian Wachner


[BO-43] (2015, Video): BWV 25
[BO-45] (2015, Video): BWV 39
[BO-47] (2015, Video): BWV 73
[BO-49] (2015, Video): BWV 101
[TN-1] (2015, Video): BWV 133, BWV 7
[BO-52] (2016, Video): BWV 183
[BO-53] (2016, Video): BWV 145
[BO-57] (2016, Video): BWV 71
[BO-58] (2016, Video): BWV 187
[BO-61] (2016, Video): BWV 172, BWV 195
[BO-62] (2016, Video): BWV 177

Links to other Sites

Sarah Brailey / Soprano (Official Website)
Sarah Brailey on Facebook
Sarah Brailey | A Tempo! (UW-Madison School of Music)
MC-HJH Music Scholarship Winner 2000: Sarah Brailey

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