Brett Pardue, tenor, has been praised by Opera Lively as “a name to be followed.”
Before being appointed to the voice faculty at Lehigh University, Pardue appeared with Asheville Lyric, Capitol City, and Cincinnati Opera companies and as a soloist for the Spoleto Festival and the University of Georgia’s Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming performances include participation as an Apprentice Artist with Ash Lawn (Charlottesville) Opera, Young Jim Thompson (Glory Denied) with Tri-Cities Opera, and as Freddy Fairfax (the Dollar Princess) with the Concert Operetta Theater hosted at AVA.
Previous roles include Don José (Carmen), Camille (the Merry Widow), Fritz Kobus (L’amico Fritz), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), and Ferrando (Così fan tutte), as well as Alfredo (La Traviata) at Westminster Choir College as a guest artist of CoOPERAtive. Pardue has also been featured as Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Candide in gala performances with the International Vocal Arts Institutes of New York City and Montréal.
Pardue received an Encouragement Award for the Philadelphia District of the MET Opera National Council auditions in 2016. He has received other awards from Mobile Opera, Westminster Choir College (CoOPERAtive), the Atlanta Music Club, and performed a series of recitals with MET Opera’s Jane Klaviter after winning the Bel Canto Performance Prize in Florence, Italy.