Brooke Larimer

Brooke Larimer

Mezzo-Soprano

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Mezzo-soprano Brooke Larimer is a singing musician-actress celebrated for her “convincing physical realization of character” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), "stunningly dramatic" performances (ClevelandClassical.com), and her "richly hued voice" (Pittsburgh in the Round). After her Syracuse Opera debut last season as Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin, Brooke returns as Mercédès in Carmen, and Flora in La traviata. Also during the 2017-2018 season, she debuts with Symphoria as alto soloist in Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 80) conducted by Lawrence Loh and returns to Opera on the James to sing Dorabella in Così fan tutte.
Last season she debuted the role of Mme. de Croissy in Dialogues of the Carmelites as a guest artist with Baldwin Wallace University and reprised Mistress Quickly in Falstaff with Resonance Works | Pittsburgh. Previous seasons saw her as Elizabeth in the professional premiere of Griffin Candey’s Sweets by Kate with Marble City Opera, Betty in the world premiere of João MacDowell’s Cries and Whispers at Scandinavia House in Manhattan, Auntie in Peter Grimes with Madison Lyric Stage, Mercédès in Carmen with Opera on the James, and Sadie in the Hungarian and French premieres of William Mayer’s A Death in the Family produced by Center for Contemporary Opera at Szeged National Theatre and Opera d’Avignon. Other roles include Bradamante in Alcina, Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Emilia in Otello, Olga in Eugene Onegin, and Principessa in Suor Angelica.
A native Vermonter, Brooke graduated from Vanderbilt University and The Boston Conservatory, and was a young artist at Opera New Jersey, Natchez Festival, and Opera on the James. She's won awards from G. Gershwin International Competition, Sun Valley Opera Competition, and Lakes Region Opera Idol. She is co-host of the Indie Opera Podcast and co-founder of Boston Opera Collaborative. www.brookelarimer.com
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