American soprano Brenna Markey has been gaining acclaim for her voice and dramatic interpretation, singing a richly varied repertoire in both opera and concert. Most recently, Brenna has 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 will appear in Sparrow Live’s classical concert series on October 3rd 2020.
Last summer, Ms. Markey gave a stunningly haunting performance as Mel, a character confronted with a decision about whether take her own life, in the premiere of “Potentialite”, a one act opera by Alize Rozsnyai and Roger A. Martinez.
Ms. Markey enchanted audience 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 and recipient of their encouragement award.
In Philadelphia’s own Russian Opera Workshop 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 Zauberflote, Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and in 2015 premiered a contemporary opera titled Maren of Vardo: Satan’s Bride composed by Jeff Myers and libretto by Royce Vavrek where she sang the role of Karen.
Ms. Markey has sung as a soloist in Bach’s Magnificat ,Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ 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.