During the 2010-11 Season, Brace performed as Count Ceprano in Rigoletto with San Antonio Opera. Brace also recently brought his…powerful bass baritone voice to Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre as the title character in Don Pasquale.
In the 2008-2009 season, Brace had his European opera debut performing the title role of Donizetti’s Don Pasquale as well as the Bonze in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly with Lyrique en Mer Opera Company in Belle Île, France. He had his debut with Toledo Opera as Count Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, as well as the 1st Nazarene and the Cappadocian in Salome.Other previous engagements include Christiano in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera with Des Moines Metro Opera in 2008, Gregorio in Romeo et Juliette with New Jersey Opera Theater and Opera North, an Asian debut in Singapore with Singapore Theatreworks as the Cowherd in The Silver River by Bright Sheng, and Morales in a production of Carmen with the Utah Festival Opera.
Brace has had many opportunities to learn and perform roles with the Bronx opera including a fine performance(Opera News) as Leporello inDon Giovanni, in which Outerstage called truly hilarious. Pantaleone in Der Drei Pintos by von Weber, and the New York Times said he demonstrated comic gifts as Jupiter in Offenbach’s Orpheus and the Underworld. Brace has been a finalist in the Azuriales Opera Festival and Competition Concert Series performed in Beaulieu sur Mer, France and in the Heinz Rehfuss Competition in Orlando, Florida