BIOGRAPHY: Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano

BIOGRAPHY: Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano 2014-06-27T15:04:59+00:00

Wendy-Bryn-HarmerThis season, soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer makes her debut at Opera Omaha as Lenore in Fidelio returns to the Metropolitan Opera for its production of Die Zauberflöte.

A graduate of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Ms. Harmer has appeared in their productions of Le nozze di Figaro, War and Peace, Khovanshchina, Parsifal, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Die Agyptische Helena, and Jenufa. She also appeared in the Met’s HD broadcasts of the Ring Cycle and The Magic Flute, which have subsequently been released on DVD (Deutsche Gramophone). Other recent opera engagements have included multiple roles in the Seattle Opera’s acclaimed production of the Ring Cycle, her debut at Houston Grand Opera as Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Eglantine in Euryanthe at the Bard Music Festival , Die Walküre at the San Francisco Opera, Glauce in Medea at the the Glimmerglas Festival, Wanda in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein.and Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito at Opera Boston, Adalgisa in Norma at the Palm Beach Opera, and Mimi in La Bohéme at the Utah Opera Festival.

In concert, Ms. Harmer has appeared with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra , as a soloist at the Schubert Festival with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and in Lincoln Center’s Tribute to Renata Tebaldi. In 2005, she made her New York recital debut under the auspices of The Marilyn Horne Foundation, and was presented by the George London Foundation in a recital with Ben Heppner at the Morgan Library.

Born in Roseville, California, Ms. Harmer graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from The Boston Conservatory and attended the Music of Academy of the West. She was also a member of the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theater of St Louis, and was one of nine singers invited to study at The Music Academy in Villecroze, France. She was recently named a winner of a 2010 Richard Tucker Grant. Her many other awards include the 2007 Jensen Award, the Teatro alla Scala Award at the 2007 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, first place at the Palm Beach Opera Competition, the 2005 winner of the George London/Leonie Rysanek Award, and an award from The Marilyn Horne Foundation.

This performance marks Wendy Bryn Harmer’s La Jolla Music Society debut.