Deanna Breiwick



American soprano Deanna Breiwick, hailed by The New York Times for her “sweet sound and floating high notes” and for being a “vocal trapeze artist,” is enjoying an exciting and diverse career. A series of house and role debuts encompass Ms. Breiwick’s 2018/19 season. She will return to the Metropolitan Opera as a Shadow in the North American premiere of Nico Muhly’s Marnie, conducted by Robert Spano, debut with Michigan Opera Theatre as Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel and Rosasharn in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, debut Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore with Opera Omaha, debut the role of Cunegonde in Candide for a return to Des Moines Metro Opera, and Norina in Don Pasquale for a house debut with Berkshire Opera Festival.

In the 2017/18 season, Ms. Breiwick returned to Opernhaus Zürich, performing Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. She also made her Metropolitan Opera stage debut, first as La Charmeuse in Massenet’s Thaïs, and then as a Flower Maiden in Wagner’s Parsifal, a new production conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Other debuts included Opera Philadelphia as Aveline Mortimer in Elizabeth Cree. Concert debuts included Seattle Symphony and New Choral Society in Scarsdale, NY for Messiah, Orff’s Carmina Burana in a joint project with the Charleston Symphony and Nashville Ballet, as well as with the El Paso Choral Society, and the Israelite Woman in Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus with the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany. Ms. Breiwick also presented solo recitals in El Paso, Texas and Chicago, Illinois, the latter with close collaborator Julie Coucheron.

In the 2016/17 season, Deanna Breiwick returned to the United States after several years in Europe as an Ensemble member of Opernhaus Zürich, performing Nannetta in Verdi’s Falstaff with Des Moines Metro Opera, Rosasharn with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Gilda in Rigoletto with Palm Beach Opera and Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with Opera Omaha. She returned to Opernhaus Zürich in the winter of 2016 as Dorothy in Pierangelo Valtinoni’s Der Zauberer von Oz (The Wizard of Oz). Concert appearances included Fauré’s Requiem with the San Antonio Symphony.

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“Headlining the excellent cast of young singers was soprano Deanna Breiwick in the title role. Breiwick has a lyric voice, well suited to Mozart…One hopes to hear much more from her in the future.”

Opera News

“Deanna was a vocal trapeze artist.”

New York Times