Brady DelVecchio (born February 10, 1991) is an American tenor with a focus on operatic and recital repertoire. Brady attended The Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University for his undergraduate studies, studying under both William Sharp and Marianna Busching. He continued his education through his studies of Classical Voice Performance at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development studying under Michael Ricciardone and coaching with Christopher Zemliauskas. His areas of focus range from English, French, German, Italian and Spanish art song, to operatic roles by Donnizetti, Handel, Massenet, Mozart and Weill.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brady was drawn to classical music from an early age. He attended the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts high school, and while there was honored with the opportunity to attend Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. While at CAPA, Brady sang with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in their chorus and worked at internships at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Education outreach at Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the High School Apprentice program at Pittsburgh Opera and Shadowed J. Kevin McMahon at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Performing in opera since 2005, he was first seen in Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde, which was pared with Jay Bolotin's The Jackleg Testament, in a co-production between Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts high school, Brady has been incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to work in dozens of productions. Working with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in their production of Amahl and the Night Visitors, again being in the chorus. In their 2006-07 season, Brady continued in the chorus through productions of The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen Jones and Die Fledermaus, all performed in English. At CAPA, Brady was selected as the understudy for both the Sorcerer and the Sailor in their production of Dido and Aeneas.Also in this season, Brady worked at Pittsburgh Opera in their production of Billy Budd featuring Nathan Gunn. In Spring 2007 Brady was selected as a part of 9 students to participate in an opera exchange program where scenes and arias with the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. There he sang selections from The Jumping Frog of Calabarras County, Dido and Aeneas, and several arts songs. In the 2007-08 Season Brady continued to perform with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in their production of Die Fledermaus, and touring with their production of Lost in the Stars. Brady was selected along with 7 other singers to participate in Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts. In this formative experience, Brady sang art song and scenes from Don Giovanni and The Ballad of Baby Doe. 2008-2009 Season was highlighted by Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's Der Fledermaus and a co-production between Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and CAPA in their production of Down in the Valley. At this time Brady also sang the role of Nicolai Karenin in the musical Anna Karenina.
In autumn 2009 Brady began his Undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins' Peabody Conservatory of Music, studying classical voice performance. Initially studying under William Sharp, and later Marianna Busching, Brady worked to explore and create a personal technique which connects the voice to the breath directly. Through this time, Brady performed the roles of Love/The Judge in Peabody's Opera Etudes production, a collection of works focusing on new compositions. Brady also sang the role of the Sailor, and United States Senator Dianne Feinstein, in a joint collaborative production of Dido+Aeneas and The Gonzales Cantata, respectively. Through his undergrad he also sang in the chorus of Manon Lescaut, Die Fledermaus,Dialogues des carmélites and Cosí fan tutte. Brady also explored his interest in directing, working as an assistant director under A. Scott Perry, Roger Brunyate, and Timothy Nelson. Also, wanting to understand some of the complexities of stagecraft, Brady worked on several productions as both assistant and lead stage manager.
Following his years at Peabody, Brady decided to continue his education in the fall of 2014 at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. There, in October 2014, Brady sang and work-shopped the role of Hairim Crump in Bloomer Girl, directed by Meg Bussert. Spring 2015, Brady performed the role of Le Prince Charmant in Massenet's Cendrillon.
After completing his studies at NYU, Brady has continued to focus on establishing a career, not only in opera, but also oratorio, song cycle, and musical theater. December 2016 Brady sang in the chorus of Verdi's Macbeth with Loft Opera. Summer 2017 he will be performing the role of Mercurio in La Calisto, directed by Brittany Goodwin, and covering the roles of Pásek and the Schoolmaster/Mosquito Příhody lišky Bystroušky (The Cunning Little Vixen), directed by Ashraf Sewailam, as part of the young artist program and 2017 Summer Program "UNTAMED!" by dell'Arte Opera Ensemble.