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Branch Fields

Branch Fields, whom Opera America describes as “a bass of resonant richness,” and The New York Times declared to be “a gifted young bass,” is delighting audiences and critics alike, whether it be in opera, concert or musical theater. He has sung with Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Omaha, Michigan Opera Theatre, Utah Opera, Opera San Jose and many other regional companies throughout the U.S. In concert, Branch has performed with the Munich Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. Branch made his Broadway debut in South Pacific, understudying the role of Emile de Becque in the Lincoln Center Theater production, which won seven Tony Awards. He has been nominated for “Best Actor in a Musical,” for his Emile de Becque, by theater critic circles in Boston, Massachusetts, and Richmond, Virginia, where he completed a 34-show run at Virginia Repertory Theater. Other recent career highlights include Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance at Amarillo Opera, Sarastro in The Magic Flute at Anchorage Opera and Opera Company of Middlebury, and Mephistopheles in Faust at Opera San Jose and Opera Fort Collins. Mr. Fields recently completed performances of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning opera Silent Night at Opera San Jose and a world premiere of Happy Birthday Wanda June, by Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Aulden Clark at the Indianapolis Opera. Follow his career on Facebook and at www.branchfields.com.