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Brenna Wells

Soprano Brenna Wells has been praised by the New York Times for her “star turn” as a soloist. She has performed a wide range of operatic roles including Galatea in Acis and Galatea, La Poésie and La Paix in Les Arts florissants, Venus in L’Europe galante, Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, and the lead role of Christian Woman in the world premiere of the opera The Prioress’s Tale. In 2005 she made her Carnegie Weill Hall Debut as a winner of the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, and recently returned to Carnegie Hall under the baton of Ton Koopman. She has sung with such acclaimed ensembles as Vox Consort, Seraphic Fire, Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Opera Boston, and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, and she can be heard as the Nymphe de l’Acheron on BEMF’s Grammy-nominated recording of Lully’s Psyché. Miss Wells has participated in many festivals and programs world-wide, including Songfest, the Vermont Art Song Festival, the London Handel Festival, the Aldeburgh Festival, the Amherst Early Music Festival, the Parley of Instruments’ Handel in Italy program, and the BBC Proms in London. In 2008 she was chosen to perform in the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars under the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy, and was recently honored with this fellowship again in 2009.

 

 

 

Brenna Wells