Brenda Rae, soprano

Soprano Brenda Rae received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School in 2006. In 2007, she learned new roles as a participant in the Juilliard Opera Center, and was a member of Glimmerglass Opera’s Young American Artists Program. She also performed at Alice Tully Hall as a winner of the Juilliard Vocal Arts Honors Recital, and gave a joint recital at Carnegie Hall under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Foundation. Currently a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, Brenda used the Fellowship to prepare for major professional roles, including Olympia in Tales of Hoffman (premiere at Oper Frankfurt, fall 2010) and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (L’Opéra National de Bordeaux, January-March 2011).  Brenda’s upcoming roles include Gilda in Oper Frankfurt’s new production of Rigoletto and Zdenka in Oper Frankfurt’s Arabella. She will return to the Santa Fe Opera to sing the lead in Lucia di Lammermoor, and she will make her debuts with the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Oper Zurich. Click here for more information on Brenda Rae.

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