Brittany Renee

BRITTANY RENEE

SOPRANO

Photo by Matt Brown Studio

"...a performance which words can do no justice, Brittany’s crystal clear yet sultry voice produced a sound and spirit that equals her sensual and artistic achievement." - The Gazette

 

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 "Brittany Renee steals the stage with her saucy "companion" in the beguiling "Musetta’s Waltz" but who is convincingly altruistic in the final act."

- Florida Theater on stage.com

Hailed for her “luminous tones” and “lush voice,” and praised by Opera News for her “plush soprano bloom,” Grammy Award winning American soprano Brittany Renee is amazing audiences with her finesse and shimmering stage presence.  

 

Highlights from her past season include reprising the role of Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess at the Teatro Regio Torino and at the Magnetic Opera Festival in Elba, Italy, as well as a featured soloist and company member at The Metropolitan Opera in their historic production of Porgy & Bess, which won Best Opera Recording at the 2021 Grammy Awards! Brittany Renee also returned to Opera Orlando to debut the role of the Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro where she “excellently captured and conveyed regal sorrow.” - Orlando Sentinel

 

Due to COVID-19, Brittany’s anticipated debuts such as her return to The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Opera San Jose, her role debut of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, a new concept opera with Out of the Box Opera in Minnesota, and a performance debut on Broadway were all postponed to later dates. Despite the cancellations Brittany welcomed the new and innovative virtual performances. Described by the Wall Street Journal as “an ingenious project,” Brittany was blessed to stretch her contemporary wings in the award winning world premiere opera series Tales from a Safe Distance with Decameron Opera. Through her voice she brought to life the illustrated role of BOSS in Resonance Works SourDough: Rise Up.  Later in the fall, in a new partnership with Thomas Hampson, The Hampsong Foundation, Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow, and the streaming platform IDAGIO, She headlined the concert series Feel the Spirit, which is dedicated to the study, preservation, and performance of the Negro Spiritual.  To close out the season she returned once again as the Soprano Soloist in Handel's Messiah Sing-In at Lincoln Center presented by the National Chorale. 

 

Upcoming highlights from Brittany Renee’s 2020-2021 season includes her role debut as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera Orlando, her debut with the American Pops Orchestra, and her return in the fall to The Metropolitan Opera in the new Terence Blanchard production, Fire Shut Up in my Bones, as part of the principal roster.

 

Additional international debuts have included her performances at the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsches Theater München, The Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy, and Opera on the Avalon in Canada. Other national appearances have included performances with Permian Basin OperaKnoxville Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, Piedmont Opera, Chautauqua OperaCrested Butte Music Festival, The Handel Choir of Baltimore, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, and the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.

 

Concert engagements include performances as a guest artist and model representing the designer Pyer Moss at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala, collaborator and jazz soloist with the Minneapolis based group VOXSPEX, featured artist with the Wynton Marsalis’ U.S. Tour of the Abyssinian Mass with Chorale Le Chateau and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, guest artist with the The Guelph Symphony Orchestra, appearances with the critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble, and tour with the Siena Chamber Orchestra in Italy. As a frequent recitalist, Brittany has performed in her hometown at the University of Minnesota’s Monday Guest Artist Recital Series at the Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall and had the privilege to conduct her own masterclass with the students. 

 

Brittany’s prestigious awards include, Senior Grand Prize Winner: Young Patronesses of the Opera, 3rd Place and Audience Favorite: Harlem Opera Theater Competition, 2nd Place and Scholarship Recipient: The Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition Award, Rosalind Jackson Memorial Award: Crested Butte Music Festival, The Miriam Goodman Award: Chautauqua Opera and Regional Finalist: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. 

 

Countess Almaviva

"Brittany as the Queen of the Night is a force

of nature. She was fierce with very powerful
delivery in her two difficult arias, and showed

great stage presence."  - Opera Lively

Photo by Brion Price 

 

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Queen of the Night, "Der Holle Rache" | Mozart's Die ZauberfloteBrittany Renee
00:00 / 02:58
Rejoice Greatly | Handel's MessiahBrittany Renee
00:00 / 05:17
"Will He Like Me" | She Loves Me by Harnock & BockBrittany Renee
00:00 / 03:13
 
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VOXSPEX

Icehouse, Minneapolis, MN

More Info || February 5th & 6th 2020

 Queen of the Night | The Magic Flute

Opera San Jose

April-May 2020

(CANCELLED)

 

Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

The Schomburg Center

More Info || June 19th 2020

 

Boss & Pam | Tales from a Safe Distance & Sourdough: Rise UP

Decameron Opera & Resonance Works

 More Info || October 9th-December 31st 2020

  

Courtney’s Stars of Tomorrow: Feel the Spirit Concert Series

The Hampsong Foundation & IDAGIO

More Info || Dec 7th-18th 2020

 

Soprano Soloist | Handel's Messiah

National Chorale at Lincoln Center

More Info || Dec 20th 2020

 

Heavenly Opera Concert Series

Knoxville Opera

 More Info || Feb 28th 2021

 

Micaëla | Carmen

Opera Orlando

 More Info || April 1st & 3rd 2021

FIGS IPO Launch Party

American Pops Orchestra

May 27th 2021

 

Evelyn & Destiny/Greta/Loneliness (cv) Fire Shut Up in my Bones

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || Sept 27th-Oct 23rd 2021

 

Brittany stopped the show with her spectacular singing and
believable acting in the aria." -
CVNC

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