Wendy Bryn Harmer, Soprano
The Seattle Times heralds Wendy Bryn Harmer as “a standout Senta with a big, radiant voice” in her first performances of Der fliegende Holländer with Seattle Opera. She has also recently excelled as Leonore in Fidelio (Opera Omaha, Boston Baroque), the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos (Palm Beach Opera), and Eglantine in Euryanthe (Bard Music Festival).
She previously joined Seattle Opera as well as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival for operas the comprise Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Her performances within the epic work encompass the roles of Sieglinde, Gerhilde, and Orltinde in Die Walküre; Freia in Das Rheingold; and Gutrune and Third Norn in Götterdämmerung.
Her other performances include Adalgisa in Norma (Palm Beach Opera), Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (Houston Grand Opera), Fata Morgana in The Love for Three Oranges (Opera Philadelphia), Desdemona in Otello (Kalamazoo Symphony). She is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she has returned to the company’s stage in Parsifal, Die Ägyptische Helena, War and Peace, Khovanshchina, and Le nozze di Figaro. This season, she returns for its productions of Elektra and Ariadne auf Naxos, and she sings Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido with the Chautauqua Symphony and Susan B. Anthony in Thompson’s The Mother of Us All at Chautauqua Opera.On the concert stage, she has sung Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (San Francisco Symphony, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra).