AOC DIGITAL SHOWCASE: BRITTANY RAE – SHE/HER
Praised for her “supple and agile voice” (Les ArtsZé), Calgary born, and Montréal based soprano, Brittany Rae, is becoming known in the worlds of both classical and contemporary music. Recent highlights include attending the ‘Opera in the 21st Century’ program at the Banff Centre; collaborating with composer, Jesse Plessis and librettist, Thomas Ayouti, in the creation and performance of a new work presented by Codes d’Accès in Montréal; and winning first prize at the 2020 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition, which celebrates contemporary and Canadian music. An avid performer and advocate of contemporary music, Brittany attended the SoundSCAPE Festival in 2019 where she studied with soprano and contemporary music specialist, Tony Arnold, as well as Against the Grain Theatre’s 2019 Summer Modern Intensive opera program. She frequently seeks out opportunities to collaborate with composers, librettists and conductors. Other highlights include, Pierrot Lunaire with Ensemble Lagom; soprano soloist with the McGill Contemporary Ensemble; attending the ‘Concert in the 21st Century’ residency at the Banff Centre with pianist, Jesse Plessis; and Le Vivier’s ‘Concert Vivier Interuniversitaire’. Brittany has performed with Toronto City Opera (Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro), Tapestry Opera (Songbook IX), Chants Libre (Oper’Actuel 2019), Opera McGill (Lucia, Lucia di Lammermoor), and in exhibitions with Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain. This summer, Brittany will be performing as a part of Oper’Actuel 2022 with Chants libres and Ensemble Paramirabo.