Sarah Brailey

Hailed by The New York Times for her "radiant, liquid tone,” “exquisitely phrased,” and “sweetly dazzling” singing, soprano Sarah Brailey is in growing demand as a concert and chamber music artist. This season, Sarah makes her solo debut at Carnegie Hall in Steve Reich’s Drumming. She returns throughout the season as a guest artist with GRAMMY-winning contemporary vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and continues her collaboration with John Zorn with recordings of Madrigals and a performance of Holy Visions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Recent highlights include Britten’s Les Illuminations with Novus NY, Caldara’s Maddalena with the American Classical Orchestra, Handel’s Samson under the baton of Nicholas McGegan, Reich's Music for 18 with Ensemble Signal, Josep Sanz’s King Lear at the MATA Festival, Jesse Jones’ through the veil, Brahms’ Liebeslieder with the Polydora Ensemble, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott with Trinity Baroque, an international tour of Handel’s Theodora with The English Concert and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and premieres of works by John Zorn, Gabriel Jackson, Tarik O’Regan, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, and Scott Wheeler. She has recorded with tUne-yArDs, John Zorn, Paola Prestini, Bang on a Can All-Stars, and the GRAMMY-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony.

Sarah’s awards include national finalist awards in the 2014 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition, the 2014 Madison Early Music Festival’s Handel Aria Competition, and the 2014 Concert Artist Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition (semi-finalist). Recent opera engagements include Stefan Weisman’s The Scarlet Ibis with American Opera Projects and Lera Auerbach’s The Blind at The Lincoln Center Festival. Sarah can be heard on recordings released by Naxos, Tzadik, Musica Omnia, BIS, 4AD, Soundbrush Records, and VIA Records.