Bruno Sandes
Associate Director of Music, Coro Latinoamericano |Email Bruno

Praised for his “ability to engage deeply with any audience” (Herald Times) and his “warm, refined, and mature voice” (NUVO), Brazilian American baritone Bruno Sandes earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Jacobs School of Music and is currently in the final stages of his doctorate in Voice under the tutelage of soprano Carol Vaness. With a long concert repertoire, Sandes has also sung a vast and diverse number of roles, including Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore, Don Giovanni and Leporello in Don Giovanni, Sergeant Sulpice in La Fille du Regiment, Ali Hakim in Oklahoma!, Doctor Falke in Die Fledermaus, Emile de Becque in South Pacific, Taddeo in L’Italiana in Algieri, and Sùng Ông in the world premiere of P. Q. Phan’s The Tale of Lady Thi Kính, among others. Sandes has been seen on stages and theaters in North America, Europe, and South America. He has received many awards, including a Joshi International Fellowship from the Georgina Joshi Foundation, first place in the XI Maracanto International Voice Competition, a winner of the 2013 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, semifinalist in the IX Maria Callas International Voice Competition, and selected as one of six singers from around the world in the 42nd International Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão. He was chosen as the grand winner of the 2014 IU Latin American Music Center Recording Competition and was a semifinalist of the 2018 Liszt International Competition. A singer of diverse talents, Sandes has combined his passion for folk music and classical musical, and often presents masterclasses and lectures on the topic. He has an active private voice studio and is passionate about helping people of all ages and background to develop and improve their singing skills. Sandes has been a member of both choirs at CCC for the last 8 years.