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Louisiana-born soprano Cadie J. Bryan is praised by Opera News as “sparkling” and “pertly pealing.” In the 2022-2023 season, she returns 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. She makes her New Orleans Opera debut in the role of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) following her first festival summer at The Santa Fe Opera covering the title role in Pelléas et Mélisande.
Her 2021-2022 season featured 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 (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 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 an Emmy Award-winning production of Rusalka (2017).
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.
"A SPARKLING CLARINE"
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