Brenda Christensen

Biography

Soprano


Canadian Dramatic Soprano Brenda Christensen has been living and working in Frankfurt, Germany for the past six years.


“A soprano with a fresh sound and electrifying high notes”


Brenda is currently working with Kammersängerin Deborah Polaski and conductor Björn Huestege.


Ms. Christensen has performed throughout North America and Europe. She is presently concentrating on the roles of Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Senta (The flying Dutchman), Leonore (Fidelio), Agatha (Der Freischütz), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) and the title roles of Ariadne, Tosca and Turandot.


She has extensive experience as a solo recitalist, having performed in Frankfurt and Köln, Germany; Chios, Greece; Vermont, United States; and Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg and the Okanagan in Canada. Two highlighted recitals were at the European Central Bank Arts Night in Frankfurt and a special recital as part of a master class taught by Cheryl Studer in Chios, Greece.


Ms. Christensen has benefited from additional training in Germany, Norway and Canada. As a member of the Opera Lyra Ottawa Young Artists program, she performed the role of the Witch in (Hansel and Gretel) at the Fourth Stage at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. She sang Berta in (The Barber of Seville) with the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and Ruth in (The Pirates of Penzance) with the Okanagan Vocal Arts Festival.


Brenda completed a post-Baccalaureate diploma in Music Performance – Voice at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada where she was under the tutelage of Tracy Dahl. At Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, she attained a Bachelor degree majoring in music and minoring in drama.


Brenda currently has her own successful voice studio in Alt-Niederursel, Frankfurt where she trains the next generation of singers. Brenda has had voice studios in Frankfurt, Winnipeg and Ottawa over the past fifteen years.