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Brenda Pitts - soprano

Brenda Pitts is a professional opera singer with extensive Australian and international performance experience. She has spent the last several years singing with Opera Australia, where she has appeared in numerous productions including La Traviata, Carmen, Norma, Eugene Onegin, Madama Butterfly, Otello, The Pearl Fishers and Der Rosenkavalier.

Brenda completed her musical studies at The Victorian College of the Arts and Queensland Conservatorium of Music, obtaining a Diploma of Arts in Music and a Graduate Diploma of Music in Opera Performance. She joined the Victoria State Opera in 1994, quickly moving on to sing principal roles with the company, including Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte for the Young Artists Explore Opera Programme.

Brenda studied singing in Germany under the direction of Tino Stamos and in London with Raymond Connell and renowned coloratura soprano, Lillian Watson. She has performed major operatic roles for Mecklenburgh Opera (London), Victoria State Opera and Lyric Opera of Melbourne, for whom she sang the role of Annina in Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street in 2003, to critical acclaim.

Brenda has performed as a concert soloist for major Victorian arts festivals, notably "Opera on the Yarra" for the Melbourne International Festival with Orchestra Victoria and "Rising Stars of Opera Australia" at Spray Farm for Opera Australia.

Brenda has an extensive repertoire of concert works, including Mozart's Requiem and Exultate Jubilate and her operatic roles include Mimi in La Boheme, Countess and Susannah in The Marriage of Figaro, Queen of The Night in The Magic Flute and Cleopatra in Julius Caesar.

Brenda performed two Italian arias with the orchestra in Un Concerto per la Famiglia, a concert in Daylesford's magnificent Town Hall for the 2005 Hepburn Springs Swiss-Italian Festa.

Brenda Pitts has appeared with the Zelman Symphony in the following concerts:

24 April 2005

The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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