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American soprano Brenna Markey has been gaining acclaim for her voice and dramatic interpretation, singing a richly varied repertoire in both opera and concert. This spring, she will appear as an Emerging Artist studying Violetta in La traviata at Vinceó Academy. Last summer, Brenna appeared as a young artist in the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia as well as Fort Worth Opera’s Master Class Series. Ms. Markey also appeared in Sparrow Live’s classical concert series in October 2020.
Ms. Markey has taken to the stage in contemporary operas such as Maren of Vardø, written by Royce Vavrek and Jeff Myers, as well as Potentialite where she gave a stunningly haunting performance as Mel, a character confronted with a decision about whether take her own life, in the premiere of this one act opera by Alize Rozsnyai and Roger A. Martinez.
Ms. Markey enchanted audiences as she performed in the November 2019 Opera at Florham Bel canto program concert as well as the Opera at Florham Violetta DuPont 2018 Vocal Competition where she was a finalist.
In Philadelphia, Ms. Markey received high praise for her soaring high notes and expressive lyric vocal quality where she premiered Alexander Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka in the title role. She has also appeared in roles such as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Elvira in Bellini’s I puritani, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.
Ms. Markey has also appeared in numerous concert works such as Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Joseph Haydn’s Missa in B “Harmoniemesse”, and Mozart’s Requiem.
A native of Bucks County Pennsylvania, Ms. Markey received her Bachelor degree in music from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia where she was awarded the Professor Klara B. Meyers Tribute Scholarship. She is a pupil of the world renowned soprano Jennifer Rowley.