BRITTANY RENEE

SOPRANO

"...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's plush soprano blooms thrillingly on top, especially in her rendition of "Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante," which demonstrates strength rather than fragility." Opera News

Brittany Renee

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.

 

In the 2021-2022 season, Brittany made her Lyric Opera of Chicago début as the leading role of of Destiny/Loneliness/Greta in Terence Blanchard's Fire Shut Up in my Bones. Earlier in the season, she made her Metropolitan Opera début as Evelyn in their own production of the instantly-beloved opera. Praised by critics, her portrayal as Evelyn "offered an uplifting lightness, a lovely, crystalline soprano that was all youthful excitement, more from her please!" - (Gabrielle Ferrari, Parterre Box), and "masterfully oozed vocal and physical sensuality." - (David Salazar, OperaWireShe also performs Annie in The Metropolitan Opera’s historic production of Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, which won Best Opera Recording at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards! This summer she will join The Metropolitan Opera's SummerStage Recital Series in Central Park as well as give a solo recital with Florentine Opera as part of their Al Fresco Recital Series. Upcoming seasons will see Renee's house debut with the San Francisco Opera in a leading role.

 

This season, Brittany will return to The Metropolitan Opera, performing the roles of Sadie Griffith in the new production of Terence Blanchard's Champion, Giannetta in L'elisir d'amore, and as Ancella in David McVicar's new production of Cherubini's rarely performed masterpiece Medea, which will open the season. She will also join them for their new production of Don Giovanni, covering Donna Elvira, directed by Tony-Award winning director Ivo van Hove, as well the opera house's productions of Rigoletto and Peter Grimes.

Highlights from her past seasons include her role début as Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen with Opera Orlando, reprising the role of Bess in Porgy & Bess at the Teatro Regio Torino, and the Soprano Soloist in Handel’s Messiah Sing-In at Lincoln Center presented by the National Chorale.

International débuts have included performances at the Semperoper Dresden, Turin's Teatro Regio, Tel Aviv's Charles Bronfman Auditorium, Bari's Teatro Petruzzelli, The Magnetic Opera Festival in Elba, Italy, and Opera on the Avalon in Canada. US appearances have included performances with Opera Orlando, Opera San Jose, Florida Grand Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, Piedmont Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Crested Butte Music Festival, The Handel Choir of Baltimore, The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, and the American Pops Orchestra.

Despite many cancellations due to COVID-19 Brittany welcomed 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. In addition, in a new partnership with The Hampsong Foundation, Courtney's Stars of Tomorrow, and the streaming platform IDAGIO, she headlined the concert series Feel the Spirit, dedicated to the study, preservation, and performance of the Negro Spiritual.
 

Concert engagements include performances as a guest artist and model representing the designer PYER MOSS at the VOGUE Fashion Fund Gala, collaborator and jazz soloist with the Minneapolis based group VOXSPEX, a 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 Guelph Symphony Orchestra, appearances with the critically acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble and the National Chorale at Lincoln Center, and a 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 where she also 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, Audience Favorite: Harlem Opera Theater Competition, Scholarship Recipient: The Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition Award, The Miriam Goodman Award: Chautauqua Opera, and Regional Finalist: Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

"...masterfully oozed vocal and physical sensuality." - OperaWire

 

 

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 Micaela | Carmen

Opera Orlando

 More Info || April 1st & 3rd 2021

Guest Artist FIGS IPO Launch Party

American Pops Orchestra

May 27th 2021

 

Evelyn Fire Shut Up in my Bones

The Metropolitan Opera

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

Annie | Porgy & Bess

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || Oct 31th-Dec 12th 2021

(Postponed) Soprano Soloist | Handel's Messiah

Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall

More Info || Dec 21th 2021

Destiny/Loneliness/Greta Fire Shut Up in my Bones

Lyric Opera of Chicago

More Info || March 24th-April 8th 2022

Soloist | SummerStage Recital Series

The Metropolitan Opera & CityParks Foundation

More Info || June 20 & June 22nd 2022

Brittany Renee in Concert

Florentine Opera's Al Fresco Recital Series

More Info || July 28th 2022

1st Ancella | Medea

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || Sept 27th-Oct 8th 2022

 

Countess Ceprano | Rigoletto

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || Nov 10th-Dec 3rd 2022

Giannetta | Elisir d'Amore

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || Jan 10th-Jan 27th 2022

Sadie Griffith | Champion

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || April 10th-May 13th 2023

Donna Elvira (cv) | Don Giovanni

The Metropolitan Opera

More Info || May 5th-June 2nd 2023

 

 “Brittany Renee as Evelyn offered an uplifting lightness, a lovely, crystalline soprano that was all youthful excitement, more from her please!" -Parterre Box

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