Canadian soprano, Brittany Rae, holds a Graduate Artist Diploma from McGill University, a Master of Arts from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto. She has been a featured soloist with Opera McGill, Cowtown Opera Company, Calgary Civic Symphony, Opera NUOVA, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Mountain View Festival, VoiceScapes, Classical Revolution Calgary, ProArts Society, and Foothills Philharmonic, among others. This December, Brittany will be performing the role of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) with Toronto City Opera. Recent season highlights include performing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera McGill, performing as soprano soloist in Orff's 'Carmina Burana' with the McGill Concert Choir and Schulich Singers, and performing Fausto Romitelli's 'Lost' with the McGill Contemporary Ensemble. Other roles include, Carrie in Carousel (Opera NUOVA 2017), Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Opera NUOVA 2016), and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2015). She has also studied the role of Despina (Così fan tutte) with British Youth Opera (2015). This past season, Brittany was also a featured soloist with the Mountain View Festival, Timepoint Ensemble, and Cantiamo Montreal.
An avid performer and advocate of contemporary music, Brittany competed as a semi-finalist in the 2014 Eckhardt-Grammaté National Music Competition, which focuses on showcasing Canadian contemporary music. This past season, Brittany also performed as a part of the exhibit, Sonic Blossom, by Lee Mingwei at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montréal, Québec.
Brittany is currently based in Montréal, Québec, and studies under the direction of Dominique Labelle.
Photo: Julia Gummo