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BIOGRAPHY

ABOUT CADIE J. BRYAN

Praised by Opera News as “sparkling” and “pertly pealing,” Louisiana-born soprano Cadie J. Bryan is quickly emerging as a captivating and versatile performer in a variety of repertoire.

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Praised by Opera News as “sparkling” and “pertly pealing,” Louisiana-born soprano Cadie J. Bryan is quickly emerging as a captivating and versatile performer in a variety of repertoire. Her 2021-2022 season features multiple house and role debuts including The Dallas Opera in concert 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 The barber of Seville, as well as a return to Arizona Opera to reprise the role of Despina.
 
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 Queen of Spades 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.
In her 2018-2019 season, she made her mainstage debut at Arizona Opera as Chan Parker in Daniel Schnyder's and Bridgette Wimberly’s Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, as well as Annina in La traviata,  and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.  As an apprentice artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, she made her mainstage debut at as the Second Wood Sprite in the Emmy Award-winning production of Rusalka
 
Cadie is an alumnus 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 (2017), Marian in The Music Man (2017), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (2014), and Lisette in La rondine (2014).  
 
She 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.
Cadie J. Bryan, photo by Caitlin Oldham
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Cadie J. Bryan as Clarine in Platée, phot by Duane Tinkey

"A SPARKLING CLARINE"

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