Soprano, Classical Music. Born: Fredericton, New Brunswick.
Noted by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity,” and by the Miami Herald for possessing “a superb voice capable of just about everything,” Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of our time. She is critically-acclaimed by the international press as much for her innate musicianship and voluptuous voice, as for a sovereign stage presence far beyond her years.
3.2 billion television viewers from across the globe came together to witness the Opening Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and all heard the lauded soprano’s epic performance of the Olympic Hymn. The honour of being selected for this performance cements Measha’s international standing as a fresh and youthful ambassador for classical music that breaks the stereotype of an opera diva in every way imaginable.
Measha’s 2010-11 season appearances include performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, international concert tours with Leif Ove Andsnes and the Risør Chamber Music Festival, as well as with Peter Eötvös and Ensemble Intercontemporain, and a solo recital tour with appearances in Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vienna. Her expanding international operatic profile includes, La clemenza di Tito at Opera Atelier, Dead Man Walking at Houston Grand Opera, Idomeneo at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
Beyond the great concert halls of the world, Measha lends her voice, passion, and energy to social and environmental causes as a Canadian Goodwill Ambassador for three international organizations: African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF); Learning Through the Arts; and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Her commitments to these organizations have taken her on a broad spectrum of missions – from primary schools in New Brunswick, Canada to internally displaced persons camps of northern Uganda.