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Soprano Bryn Jimenez is an engaging performer whose voice and presence are perfectly suited to the warrior women, goddeses, and anti-heroines of romantic German repertoire. Her recent performances include Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido with the Houston Sinfonietta, as well as Strauss’ Vier Lieder op. 27 and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder in recital.
She has previously performed the title role in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Vallejo Music Theatre, Berta in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Tisbe in La Cenerentola with Capitol Heights Lyric Opera, Alisa in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Cecily in Pasatieri’s La Divina with California Opera, Tessa in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers with the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Dorabella in Mozart's Così fan Tutte with the Austrian-American Mozart Academy, Santuzza in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana with Sing-Through Central, Stephano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with the Opera Studio at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and the Sandman in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel at Sonoma State University. She has also appeared in concert with Regina Opera, Oakland Lyric Opera, New York Opera Studio, and Golden Gate Opera.
In addition to her operatic performances, Bryn sang the contralto solos in Handel's Messiah with the Handel Society Choir and in Hayden's St. Cecilia Mass at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and was the Soprano soloist in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with the Classics Chamber Orchestra and Schubert's Mass in G Minor for Katy High School Choir’s Masterworks Series. She has also joined the Mitchell/Heafner Harp Duo, Houston Brass Quintet, and Aurora Trio in recital and has been featured in performances with the Art Song Preservation Society of New York.
She won the Over-All First Prize, Most Promising Voice Award, Concert Group Award, and Melodie Award at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival and scholarships from the Sonoma Valley Chorale, Mayflower Choral Society, and East Bay Opera League.
Bryn is a dedicated student of Middle Eastern dance - specializing in Egyptian styles - and is proficient in sword, veil, cane, zills, and fan veil. She has a strong martial arts background that includes judo, fencing, and Northern Chinese Shaolin Gung-Fu. She has also studied ballet, jazz, and social ballroom dancing.
Bryn holds a bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance from Thompson Rivers University in conjunction with the Vancouver Academy of Music. Since graduating, she has continued to study and coach privately in California, New York, Germany, and Texas, where she currently resides and maintains an active voice studio.