Brianna Meese is a vibrant and versatile American soprano applauded for her “glittering timbre” and “beautifully-rich” voice. Currently based in Boston, Brianna was most recently seen as Adele in MassOpera’s Die Fledermaus with Sarah Meyers’ new immersive translation. She has also appeared with the company in their production of Mark Adamo’s Little Women as Amy (cvr)/Quartet. This fall she performed in Boston Opera Collaborative's Opera in the Gardens sold-out performances, and joins the roster of Boston's Opera on Tap for their virtual 2020 season.
Last season, Brianna was a Young Artist with Opera Steamboat, where she made her role debut as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Kuchtík (cvr) in Rusalka. A frequent collaborator with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Brianna has appeared in Aida, La bohème, and as the second spirit in their production of The Magic Flute at Symphony Hall. Brianna has trained with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, Atlantic Music Festival, and the Franco-American Vocal Academy. She has also performed with Russian Opera Workshop in the title role in Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka, and with OperaHub as La Princesa in El Gato con Botas. In 2021, Brianna will be a Young Artist with Opera Company of Middlebury where she will be featured in their production of Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans.
With a distinct affinity for interpreting contemporary pieces, Brianna was recently involved in the final orchestral workshop of Dan Shore’s Freedom Ride under the baton of Lidiya Yankovskaya. In 2021, she will perform the role of Tryhard in Arturo Fernandez's Windlife vs. Let's Read, and will premiere the role of Ku-tsa-yi in a workshop performance of Simon Andrew’s Po’pay.
Brianna is a proud graduate of The University of Virginia and The Boston Conservatory where she performed the roles of Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Lucinda (cvr) in Dark Sisters, and Oberto in Alcina.