Ron Brendel's performances have been deemed "effortlessly professional...thrilling...solid...robust yet lyrical" across genres. The tenor includes Tamino, Peter Quint, Nanki-Poo, Ferrando, Nemorino, Ernesto and many others in his list of roles. He is also widely performed in oratorio and recital.

He has performed and spoken on a variety of topics related to the music of Benjamin Britten from Liverpool to New Zealand and the USA.

He is on the voice faculty at Lee University, and with his wife, founded and directed the Schumann Liederfest in Zwickau, Germany.