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Roberts Brenda
soprano , soprano drammatico

Miss Roberts received both Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Northwestern University,
where she studied with Prof. Hermanus Baer and participated in master classes with Lotte Lehman
and Gerald Moore. In addition to her years of studies in the United States, Miss Roberts spent a
further year honing her craft at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik. Brenda Roberts made her
European debut in Saarbrücken as Sieglinde in “Walküre” and has since then performed at almost all
of the international opera houses in major roles.
On February 25, 2011, Ms. Roberts sang her Carnegie Hall debut with Mahlers Lieder eines
fahrenden Gesellen, Wagners Wesendonck Lieder, Schrekers Fünf Lieder, Op.4, Strauss’ Ophelia
and Goethe Lieder, Op. 67. She sang the same program at the Bonn Opera on January 31, 2011.
In 2011 there is a newly-released recording of Friedhelm Döhl’s Medea with Brenda Roberts as
Medea. (Monologue can be heard on YouTube: ) and
on my website ); for other uploads: Fidelio from Antwerp,
Belgium, , Salome excerpts from the Ghent, Belgium
Opera beginning with Part I and continuing throughout the opera for 10 Parts, and from “Opera to Opry” Benefit Concert, a non-professional recording of
“I Will Always Love You” (July 31, 2011 - also playing the keyboard)
v=9TK9tc6X-08 .
The dramatic soprano roles of Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner are central to her
repertoire and international success: she was the youngest-ever Brünnhilde at the Bayreuth Festival;
she has sung the Dyer’s Wife at the New York Metropolitan Opera and Elektra at the Chicago Lyric
Opera; Ortrud at La Scala Milan and Paris Opera; Elektra, Senta, Ortrud and Venus at the Dresden
Semper Opera; Elektra and Senta at the Stuttgart State Opera; Elektra, Senta, Ortrud and Dyer’s
Wife at the Hamburg State Opera; Elektra at the Bavarian State Opera Munich; Salome at the Vienna
State Opera; as well as Venus at the Maggio Musicale, Florence.
Other key roles include Turandot (Bern, Essen and Warsaw); Tosca (Berlin, La Coruna and
Nürnberg); Georgetta (Berlin and San Francisco); Erwartung (Teatro Massimo in Palermo); Fidelio
(Warsaw, Frankfurt and Antwerp); as well as Verdi’s Elisabeth, Aida, Desdemona, Leonora, and Lady
Macbeth. She sang the title role in Medea by Friedhelm Döhl in the world premiere in Kiel.
Miss Roberts has shared the stage with notable singers, such as Placido Domingo, Birgit
Nilsson, Christa Ludwig, Hermann Prey, Martha Mödl, Theo Adam and Rene Kollo, and has worked
with renowned conductors, such as Abbado, Leinsdorf, von Dohnanyi, Thielemann, Welser-Möst,
Eschenbach, Horst Stein, Klobucar, Navarro, Russell Davies, Anton Reck, Fricke, Janowski and
Klaus-Peter Seibel.
Brenda Roberts sang the 10 Biblical Songs of Dvorak in Chartres, France in July 2009, and the
Soprano Solo in Mozart’s Requiem in Charlottesville, Virginia, April 23, 2010 (excerpts in website and YouTube: Excerpts from Mozart’s Requiem in Charlottesville, Benedictus Recordare:
Brenda Roberts also made her debut in the Boston Symphony Orchestra Hall in Gregorian’s
“Divine Liturgy” with soloists of the New York Metropolitan Opera and members of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra.
Her concert repertoire encompasses Britten’s “War Requiem” (Speyer Cathedral / televised
live on Südwestfunk); Agave in Wellesz’s “Bacchantinnen” (Vienna Konzerthaus / broadcast live on
Austrian radio); Hindemith’s “Drei Gesänge für Sopran und Orchester” Op.9 (Frankfurt); the 1st
soprano role in Mahler’s “Symphony No. 8″ (Salzburg Festival and Ludwigshafen), as well as Haydn’s
“Creation”, Händel’s “Messiah” and Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” (Cathedrale Notre Dame in Chartres).
Finally, Miss Roberts works extensively in the field of Lieder, performing and recording works by
Wagner, Mahler, Strauss, Schreker, Poulenc and Wolf.

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