Samantha Britt

Samantha Britt

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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«“The real surprise of the night was Samantha Britt’s Beatrice — in the title role. Petite and lovely, she had the goods in all departments. Her acting was compellingly poignant, yet direct, and her voice was simply marvelous. Miss Britt had total control of her flexible, silvery instrument, and hit the mark every time, with lovely floated tones and plangent high notes.”»
Huffington Post (2016)
«“Samantha Britt portrays Mag as a sparkling, playful young woman whose impish side regularly runs head-first into her deep and shattering anxieties...remarkable, fully capturing the audience’s love and empathy.”»
Opera News (2016)
«“Her coloratura voice had a translucent quality that gave it an unusual expressiveness.”»
Vermont rutland herald (2016)
2017Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2016Orff: Carmina BuranaSoprano
2011Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2011Sullivan: Pirates of PenzanceMabel
2010Sullivan: H.M.S. PinaforeJosephine
2010Bock: Fiddler on the RoofHodel

Bio

Samantha Britt performs Opera and Musical Theater in concerts and productions throughout the US and abroad. Samantha recently performed the four soprano solos in Carmina Burana with the orchestra Camerata New York. She also just this summer made her Off-Broadway debut with the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene in a critically-acclaimed revival of the 1923 operetta Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride). Prior to that, Samantha performed excerpts from Mozart Operas in the Bergedorfer Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Samantha has premiered many new works, such as: Carla in the 12-tone-opera A Certain Quiet (by Rina and Chaim Elisha) at Theater for the New City, and Leslie in Companionship (by Rachel Peters) at The Virginia Arts Festival. About Samantha’s performance as the title role in Rappaccini’s Daughter (Cohen/Abrams) at Theater for the New City, The Huffington Post wrote: “she had the goods in all departments; her voice was simply marvelous.” Opera News described Samantha Britt as “sparkling and playful…fully capturing the audience’s love and empathy” in Chelsea Opera’s double bill of Ballymore, Part I: Winners (Wargo) and La Pizza con Fungi (Barab). Other roles include: Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with San Antonio Opera, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with Boheme Opera New Jersey, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Miss Wordsworth in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, and Kristine in A Chorus Line. Samantha was a winner of the Boston District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a finalist in the American Prize (2015 and 2016), a finalist in the Mildred Miller International Voice competition, and a multi-year winner of the Career Bridges grant. Samantha earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master’s in Music from Manhattan School of Music. www.samanthabritt.com
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Bizet: Carmen Frasquita Immediately Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg 2017
Orff: Carmina Burana Soprano 24 hours Amore Opera 2016
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro Susanna 1 week San Antonio Symphony (San Antonio) 2011
Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance Mabel 1 Day Philharmonic Of Southern New Jersey (Cherry Hill) 2011
Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore Josephine 1 week Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra (New Concord) 2010

Awards

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Boston District Winner
2016
The American Prize Finalist, Opera Division
2016
The American Prize in Vocal Performance (opera), 2016-17, the Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award, in the professional division
2016
CAreer bridges grant winner
2016
Career Bridges grant winner
2016
Opera singers initiative emerging artist award
2016