Fredrika Brillembourg

Soloist, Mezzo-Soprano
The American-born soprano Fredrika Brillembourg, grew up in New York City and studied music at Vassar College. She won both the Kurt Hubner Prize and the Bremen Volksbühne Prize. During 1995-2001 she was a member of the Bremen Theatre. Numerous successful appearances followed at important theaters in Europe and abroad including: De Nederlandse Oper , Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania, Dresden’s Semperoper , Opera Lyon, Komische Oper Berlin, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, International Festival in Aix en Provence, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Washington National Opera, Bregenz Opera Theatre, New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Seattle Opera, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisaboa and Athens Concert Hall. She has sung under the baton of Antonio Pappano, Sir Jeffrey Tate, Daniel Harding, Kent Nagano, Armin Jordan, Kazushi Ono and has performed with a number of prestigious orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Amongst her repertoire are roles like Carmen [Carmen], Faust (Marguerite), Tristan und Isolde (Brangane), Werther (Charlotte), Andrea Chenier (Madelon), Aida (Amneris), Sancta Susanna by Hindemith, Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian) και Hanjo by Toshio Hosokawa (Jitsuko Honda). She has participated in recordings of a live performance of Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Placido Domingo, in Bach’s Mass in B minor, in Stravinsky’s Les Noces and in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly in the role of Suzuki. During the 2008/09 season, she participated in the GNO production of Eine florentinische Tragödie, where she sang the role of Bianca.