“Known for long phrases with boundless colors, emotions and dynamics, Rae’s coloratura soared effortlessly with a glittery vibrato... But it was Rae’s subdued moments, where her voice shimmered so softly that one could hear the auditorium’s faintest rustle, that commanded attention throughout the concert.”
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 makes a number of important debuts this season: first at the Teatro Real in Madrid for Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, then at the Metropolitan Opera as Poppea in the celebrated David McVicar production of Handel’s Agrippina...
“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, Amenaide in "Tancredi" with Opera Philadelphia, February 13 2017