Versatile mezzo-soprano Britt Brown is a sought-after interpreter of a wide variety of repertoire throughout the Boston area and beyond. During the 2019-2020 season, Britt creates the role of Lavinia in the world premiere of Amber Vistein’s opera Dark Exhalation at the Granoff Center at Brown University and returns to Boston Opera Collaborative as Johnna in Jonathan Bailey Holland’s Naomi in the Living Room. As mezzo-soprano soloist, Britt will perform Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs with Indian Hill Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with New Philharmonia Orchestra, and a program of operatic favorites with Symphony by the Sea.
In the 2018-2019 season, Britt sang the role of Gretchen in Marti Epstein’s new opera Rumpelstitskin in Boston and at the National Opera Center (NYC), appeared as The Mother in the Boston premiere of The Scarlet Ibis at Boston Opera Collaborative, and debuted as The Leading Player in Pippin with Music on Norway Pond. On the concert stage, Britt bowed as mezzo-soprano soloist in Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with Orchestra of Indian Hill, the oratorio Cain by Newell Hendricks with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the premiere of Francine Trester’s Sekelela alongside Triple Helix Piano Trio.
Some of Britt’s notable past engagements include the premiere of Dream Songs with internationally-acclaimed violinist Olga Patramanska-Bell at Juventas New Music, a recital with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Curtisville Consortium in Lenox, MA, creating the role of Tatlanthe in Andy Vores’ Chrononhotonthologos with Guerrilla Opera, and principal opera roles with MASSOpera, Lowell House Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, and others.
Britt performs regularly in the professional ensembles of Boston Lyric Opera, Odyssey Opera, and Boston Midsummer Opera. She is a staff singer with St. Andrew’s Episcopal in Wellesley, MA, cantorial soloist at Temple Sanai in Sharon, MA. A graduate of Stetson University and the Boston Conservatory, she is now based in Boston.