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"...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
"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,” Brittany Renee amazes audiences with her finesse and shimmering stage presence.” In 2019-2020 Brittany traveled to Turin, Italy to reprise the role of Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess at the Teatro Regio Torino and at the Magnetic Opera Festival in Elba, Italy. Later she was honored to join the 2019-2020 season as a featured soloist at The Metropolitan Opera in their historic production of Porgy & Bess, which has been nominated for three Grammy Awards! She also returned to Opera Orlando to debut the role of the Countess in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro where she “excellently captured and conveyed regal sorrow.” - Orlando Sentinel
Due to COVID-19, Brittany’s anticipated 2020 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” and ranked fifth on Operawire's "Best of 2020: Top 11 Industry-Defining Moments of the Year," Brittany was blessed to stretch her contemporary wings in a virtual 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, 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 this season she will return once again as the Soprano Soloist in Handel's Messiah Sing-In at Lincoln Center presented by the National Chorale.
Additional international debuts have included her performances at the Semperoper Dresden, the Deutsches Theater München, The Charles Bronfman Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy, and Opera on the Avalon in Canada. Other national appearances have included performances with Knoxville Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Salt Marsh Opera, Piedmont Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Crested 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.
Brittany stopped the show with her spectacular singing and
believable acting in the aria." - CVNC