Deanna Breiwick



American soprano Deanna Breiwick, hailed by critics for her “sweet sound and floating high notes” and for being a “vocal trapeze artist” (New York Times), is enjoying an exciting and diverse career.  In 2017/18, Ms. Breiwick will return to Opernhaus Zürich, performing Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea; she will also make her Metropolitan Opera stage debut, first as La Charmeuse in Thaïs, and then as a Flower Maiden in Parsifal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. She will also make her debut with Opera Philadelphia as Aveline Mortimer in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Elizabeth Cree. Concert debuts include Seattle Symphony for Handel’s Messiah and Orff’s Carmina Burana in a joint project with the Charleston Symphony and Nashville Ballet.

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 in Ricky Ian Gordon’s Grapes of Wrath 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.

As an Ensemble member of Opernhaus Zürich, Deanna performed a variety of roles: Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto), Elisa (Il Re Pastore), Marzelline (Fidelio), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), and Frauke Beeke Hansen in the world premiere of Das Gespenst von Canterville. Roles for the 2015/16 season included Madame Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor), Adelaide (The Enchanted Pig), a Shepherdess and Amor (King Arthur), and Dorinda (Orlando).

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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