Naomi Brigell

Naomi Brigell

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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Naomi Brigell, mezzo-soprano, recently graduated with her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Houston Moores School of Music, where she continues to study with Melanie Sonnenberg. During her time at U of H, Naomi performed many roles at the Moores
Opera Center including Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, Gertrude in Roméo et
Juliette, Barbara Ansley in Robert Ward’s Roman Fever, Countess Lydia Ivanova
in David Carlson’s Anna Karenina, Bobachino in John Musto’s The Inspector, and
Suzy in La rondine. Naomi also sang the role of Nancy in Albert Herring with Opera Breve in 2015
and the roles of Stepmother and Florinda in Into the Woods and Una Conversa in
Suor Angelica, as well as Dorabella and Prince Orlofsky in a children’s
pastiche opera at Opera in the Ozarks in 2014. Naomi is looking forward to
singing the role of Sesto in La clemenza di Tito with Chicago Summer Opera in June 2017 and singing the role of Zulma and understudying Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri with Operativo Houston
in August 2017.
In March 2017, Naomi was awarded the grand prize at the Kristin Lewis Foundation Vocal Scholarship Competition. The award from this national competition included a trip to Vienna to study at the Wiener Staatsoper that will occur in 2018. Throughout her formal academic studies, Naomi was awarded titled scholarships. These include the Winifred and Maurice Hirsch Memorial Scholarship at the University of Houston and the Ellalou Dimmock Vocal Honors Award at Boston University, which recognizes outstanding achievement in vocal performance at the undergraduate level and includes a presentation of the winners in recital.
Naomi Brigell currently lives in Houston, TX, with her three-legged cat, Champion. She can be seen performing regularly with the Houston Saengerbund and at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church. She has also appeared in concert with Bach Society Houston, The Piping Rock
Singers, and Houston Lutheran Chorale. Naomi holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University and a Master of Music degree from University of Houston.

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