Brenda Rae

— Soprano

As Amenaide in "Tancredi" with Opera Philadelphia: "Soprano Brenda Rae -- a discovery for many -- became a constant source of vocal allure with the kind of dramatic instincts that turn a flashy cadenza into an intense character study."
David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13 2017

As the title-role in "Lulu" with the English National Opera: "Brenda Rae in the title role is less of a rapacious flirt than conventionally played, but this is also her strength, enabling us to see the character as a flesh-and-blood woman; her singing of the part is a tour de force."
Barry Millington, Evening Standard, November 17, 2016

As Zerbinetta in "Ariadne auf Naxos" with the Staatsoper Berlin: "Brenda Rae turns Zerbinetta’s show-stopping second-act aria into the evening’s highlight, with consummate musicality and killer technique."
Shirley Apthorp, Financial Times, June 17, 2015


American soprano Brenda Rae is a highly sought after artist who regularly performs in many of the world’s leading opera houses, concert halls, and recital venues. At home in a wide range of repertoire, Brenda has been praised for her “tireless, golden soprano” (The Times), “dazzling, pinpoint coloratura” (Opera News), and “breathtaking mastery” (Frankfurter Rundschau).

Brenda Rae’s current season begins with one of her signature-roles, Lucia di Lammermoor, with Opera Philadelphia in a new Laurent Pelly production, followed by her Oper Zürich debut as Konstanze in . . .

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