Young Babylonian Girl
Soprano Brooklyn Snow is an emerging international artist who already in her young career has gained performance credits in the United States, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. The 2017–2018 season witnessed Ms. Snow in her second consecutive year of residence with Palm Beach Opera, as an inaugural member of the company’s newly implemented Apprentice Artists Program. Her responsibilities include performing Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (family performance) and covering Susanna, as well as performing First Sheep and covering Cunegonde in Candide. Additionally, Ms. Snow appears in Palm Beach Opera’s Boca Museum and Opera on the Waterfront concerts, as well as presenting an hour-long solo art song recital accompanied by Maestro Gregory Ritchey as part of the company’s Singspiel Series at Royal Poinciana Chapel.
During her initial season as an Apprentice Artist with the company (2016–2017), Ms. Snow performed Isabel in the family performance of The Pirates of Penzance, covered Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the Page in Rigoletto, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and study-covered Gilda in Rigoletto. She made her official Palm Beach Opera debut in the company’s December 2016 Opera on the Waterfront concert.
Additional appearances in the 2017–2018 season include Ms. Snow’s participation in the Portland Art Museum’s opening gala concert and her debut with the Northwest Indiana Symphony on the concert program Showboat and Showtunes, a program she reprises with the New Philharmonic in the autumn of 2018.
Ms. Snow’s recent and upcoming credits as an emerging artist include her Apprentice Artist residency during Teatro Nuovo’s 2018 opening season, where she will prepare the role of Ilia in Idomeneo and perform it in excerpt form along with other Mozart scenes, and her Young Artist residency with Mexico’s Opera Maya 2018 Canto de Júbilo edition. As a Bel Canto Apprentice Artist with the Caramoor Festival in 2017, she performed Arditi’s coloratura showpiece “Il bacio” as part of the Festival’s Canzonetta sull’aria concert in the Spanish Courtyard. During the summer of 2016, Ms. Snow made her debut with Opera Saratoga as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and performed the role of the Fairy in Philip Glass’ opera-ballet for children The Witches of Venice.
Ms. Snow has also fulfilled young artist residencies with Salzburg’s historic Mozarteum Akademie, the Castleton Festival, and SongFest. As a young artist with the Castleton Festival, she had the honor of preparing excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro (as Susanna) and La bohème (as Musetta) with the late Lorin Maazel and performing them under the baton of the Metropolitan Opera’s Bradley Moore.
Ms. Snow’s exceptional promise has been recognized by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions several times in recent years. In October 2017 she placed as an Encouragement Award Winner (Oregon District); in 2015 she was a Finalist (Central Region) and in 2014 she was the Midwest Region District Winner. She also earned the top honors prize in the Mozarteum’s concluding Preisträgerkonzert.
Ms. Snow recently earned her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (IU) as a scholarship recipient from the National Society of Arts and Letters. As a member of the IU Opera Theater, she performed the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel, Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lisette in La rondine. Further performances include Despina in Così fan tutte with Blooming Voce and the role of Rainbow Crow in the premiere of Chappell Kingsland’s The Firebringers for the opera outreach program Reimagining Opera for Kids (ROK). Ms. Snow received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, receiving several scholarships and an Award in Excellence in Undergraduate Voice. As an undergraduate, she performed as a soloist in the Pergolesi Stabat Mater under the direction of Matthew Halls and performed at the Oregon Bach Festival. Further concert performances include her solo appearances with the Indiana Opera Chorus and the University of Oregon Chamber Choir.