Wendy Bryn Harmer
In the 2010/2011 season, Wendy Bryn Harmer appeared as Freia in Das Rheingold and Ortlinde in Die Walküre in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of the Ring cycle. She also returned to the Met as First Lady in The Magic Flute. Other recent opera engagements have included her debut at the San Francisco Opera in Die Walküre, Wanda in La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein and Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito at Opera Boston, Adalgisa in Norma at the Palm Beach Opera, and Mimi in La bohème at the Utah Opera Festival. She also appeared in the Met HD broadcast of The Magic Flute, which was subsequently released on DVD. In concert, Harmer has appeared as a soloist at the Schubert Festival with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and sang at Lincoln Center’s Tribute to Renata Tebaldi. In 2005, she made her New York recital debut under the auspices of The Marilyn Horne Foundation, and was presented by the George London Foundation in a recital with Ben Heppner at the Morgan Library. Upcoming appearances include Freia in concert performances of Die Walküre with Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Glauce in Medea at the Glimmerglass Festival. Next season she returns to the Met as Freia, Ortlinde, and Gutrune (Götterdämmerung) in the complete Ring cycle. She was recently named a winner of a 2010 Richard Tucker Grant. Her many other awards include the 2007 Jensen Award, the Teatro alla Scala Award at the 2007 Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition, first place at the Palm Beach Opera Competition, the 2005 winner of the George London/Leonie Rysanek Award, and an award from The Marilyn Horne Foundation.