American coloratura soprano Brenna Markey is a recent finalist and encouragement award recipient in the Opera at Florham Violetta DuPont 2018 Vocal Competition. Ms. Markey made her operatic debut in 2015 as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and has since appeared as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.
Ms. Markey will perform as soprano soloist and staff singer with Church of the Redeemer choir on their European tour starting in June of this year. Ms. Markey’s 2016-17 notable performances included Soprano soloist for Vox Amadeus’ Renaissance concert series; Soprano soloist in Vivaldi Gloria with the Lutheran Church of Our Savior; Soprano soloist in Joseph Haydn’s Missa in B “Harmoniemesse” and the role of Rusalka in the Philadelphia premiere of Alexander Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka under the direction of Ghenady Meirson.
Brenna is a pupil of the highly accomplished Benita Valente and has additionally studied at the Canto de las Americas Summer Workshop under the direction of Veronica Villarroel. A native of Bucks County Pennsylvania, Ms. Markey received her Bachelor degree in music from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance, graduating with honors and receiving the Professor Klara B. Meyers Tribute Scholarship presented to Ms. Markey by the head of the vocal department, Dr. Christine Anderson.