Brittany King

Genre: Soprano

Artist Reviews

"The Durham Philharmonic Choir and myself always enjoy having Brittany King as guest soloist. Her versatility, musicianship, and preparedness demonstrate a willingness to engage audiences and fellow musicians alike in every performance. Brittany is equally comfortable in the more challenging standard classical repertoire and the lighter fare – with vocal flexibility, sensitivity and range to balance with piano accompaniment or orchestral forces!"

Testimonial - Robert Philips, Durham Philharmonic Choir, Canada

“Brittany King’s soprano voice radiates energy and youthfulness. A charming singer with an engaging personality who excels on the concert as well as the opera stage”.

Testimonial - Wilhelm Theunissen, Head of Vocal Studies Elgar School of Music, Worcester, UK

"Brittany is an extremely versatile musician. She shares with us her musical performances, superb leadership and a big range of repertoire knowledge. She’s a great addition to our music ministry and we are truly grateful for her!”

Testimonial - Elaine Choir, Director of Music, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church & President of Choirs Ontario

Biography

Canadian Soprano Brittany King is a lyric soprano known for her versatile repertoire in opera, oratorio and concert performances as well as contemporary works. She made her debut with Toronto Operetta Theatre as Pitti-Sing in Gilbert & Sullivans’ The Mikado at the Sony Centre, Toronto. Other roles include Blanche from Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Sister Genovieffa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Opera NUOVA & Oshawa Opera) and Despina in Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte (Opera by Request). Solo symphonic performances include Carmina Burana with Wilfrid Laurier University & MOTUS O Company, Gorecki’s Symphony No.3 with Waterloo Collegiate Institute String Orchestra, and guest soloist during the pre-show at the Manitoba Opera House along with regular appearances with Durham Philharmonic Choir and NUANCE.

In addition to her operatic performances, Brittany is well known for her strength as an experienced oratorio soloist which includes her recent United Kingdom solo debuts singing Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Gloucester Choral Society, under the direction of Adrian Partington. In addition, Haydn’s The Creation with the Elgar Baroque Singers and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Abingdon Choral Society. Other notable Canadian performances include Haydn’s Benedictus’ Missa Brevis (Timothy Eaton Memorial Church), Bach’s Magnificat (Durham Philharmonic & Orchestra) & Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No.3 – Movement No.9 (Toronto Concert Orchestra/ TEMC).

An Honours Bachelor of Music graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University in voice performance, Brittany also holds a diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music in voice and piano and attended the Post-Bachelor Artist Program at the University of Manitoba studying with Tracy Dahl & Monica Huissman. She has also had the pleasure of singing in masterclasses for such artists including tenor and well-known diction coach Nico Castel. In addition, she has had the pleasure of working with well-known Canadian opera directors such as Joel Ivany, Guillermo Silva-Marin and Robert Cooper.

Brittany has also won various competitions throughout Ontario including the Concerto Competition at Laurier, Winner of Junior, Intermediate & Senior Rosebowl in Kiwanis (Oshawa, ON), Keith Knight’s Memorial Scholarship (Kitchener, ON), Scholarship Winner of the Lois Marshall Competition (London, ON) and Winner, Honorable Mention at the Ontario Provincials.

As Brittany continues to be an active performer within the Toronto region, she has also been rediscovering her roots with her family in the United Kingdom with past and upcoming performances and looks forward to pursuing more opportunities abroad.

www.brittanyking.ca

For oratorio, concert repertoire and operatic roles please scroll down:

Oratorio and concert rep
Composer Work
Bach. J.S Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Magnificat
St John Passion
St Matthew Passion
Duruflé, Maurice Requiem
Fauré Requiem
Gorecki Symphony No. 3
Handel Dixit Dominus
The Messiah
Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
The Creation
Heitor Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Karl Jenkins Gloria
Mendelssohn Elijah
Monteverdi Vespers
Mozart  Ave Verum Corpus
Coronation Mass
Exultate Jubilate
Mass in C Minor
Requiem
Carl Orff Carmina Burana
Rutter Magnificat
Requiem
Saint-Saëns, Camille Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
Schubert Mass in G Major
Vivaldi Gloria
Yon, Pietro  Gesu Bambino
Opera
Blitzstein  Alexandra – Rain Quartet , Regina
Délibes Lakmé  – Lakmé
Donizetti Marie – La fille du Régiment
Gilbert & Sullivan Pitti-Sing – The Mikado
Mozart Despina –  Così fan tutte
Poulenc Blanche – Dialogues of the Carmelites
Puccini Lauretta –  Gianni Schicchi
Sister Genovieffa – Suor Angelica
1st Tourier – Suor Angelica
Purcell, Henry 1st Witch – Dido and Aeneas
Strauss, Johann Adele – Die Fledermaus
Artist: Brittany King
Label: Ann Ferrier Artists
Genre: Soprano