American soprano Brittany Hebel has recently received top awards from the American Opera Society in Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera National Council (Encouragement Award), the Chicago Musicians Club of Women (Farwell Trust Award), Rochester Classical Idol Competition (semi-finalist), and was runner-up in the Kleinman Vocal Competition at DePaul University for two consecutive years.
This past season, Ms. Hebel attended Teatro Nuovo's inaugural season as an Apprentice Artist, under the direction of Maestro Will Crutchfield and was featured as the soprano soloist with Rochester Oratorio Society in Handel's Judas Maccabaeus. A seasoned recitalist, Ms. Hebel performed with baritone Richard Ollarsaba in the American Opera Society Spring Gala and held her Award Winners in Concert Series recital at the Chicago Cultural Center.
She spent the 2015 season with Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist, where she performed the role of the Countess of Aremberg in Verdi’s Don Carlos and understudied the roles of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Queen of Shemakhan in The Golden Cockerel, and Thibault in Don Carlos. She holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from DePaul University where her portrayals included the title roles in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and La Calisto by Cavalli, and Mimì in La Bohème. Additional operatic and straight theatre production roles include: Mabel/The Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida (cover)/Princess Ida, Rose/Dancing at Lughnasa, Mary/The Devil and Daniel Webster, and Mrs. Peters/Trifles.
Upcoming performances include: Ida in Die Fledermaus with DuPage Opera Theatre and an Artist-in-Recital Series Concert with Musicians Club of Women in Chicago.