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Brianna DeSantis 
Soprano

Brianna DeSantis is an up-and-coming soprano known for her facility in the upper register and ease on stage. She has recently completed a Master's of Music in Vocal Performance at Western University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the same institution. 

Biography

Brianna DeSantis is originally from Windsor, Ontario. She is a recent graduate of the MMus of the voice in literature and performance degree at Western University in London, Ontario.

She was most recently The Queen of the Night in UWOpera's production of The Magic Flute. Further theatre and opera credits include Maria in the WSO’s concertized version of West Side Story, Fantine in Theatre Alive’s Les Misérables, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, and Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo.

In addition to a performance career, Brianna is pursuing a doctoral degree at Western University. 

Performance Calendar

Most recently and Upcoming

Romilda in Handel's Serse

The Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute 

Lucca, Italy
Accademia Europea Dell'Opera 
​August, 2018

Windsor, ON 
Kordazone Theatre 
​Abridged Opera Co. 
​April 2018 

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The Governess in Britten's Turn of the Screw 


Western University 
​London, ON
​November, 2018

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Repertoire 

Opera Roles

Musical Theatre

Roles Studied

The Maid in Antoinette
Despina in Così fan tutte
The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute
Almirena in Handel's Rinaldo 
Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème 
La Badessa in Puccini's Suor Angelica

Young Heidi in Sondheim's Follies 
Fantine in Schönberg's Les Misérables 
Maria in West Side Story

The Maid from composer Colin McMahon's opera Antoinette 


Song Cycles

Concert Solos

Opera Arias

Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss with the Windsor Community Orchestra, 2012
Poulenc's Gloria with Fanshawe Chorus London, March 2017 
Creek Bistro Specials - David McIntyre
Brentano Lieder, Op. 68, No. 1-6 - Strauss
Ariettes Oubliées - Debussy
Sei Romanze - Verdi


Caro nome from Verdi's Rigoletto
Chacun le sait from Donizetti's La fille du régiment 
Steal me, sweet thief from Menotti's The Old Maid and The Thief 
Der Hölle Rache from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte 


Education
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University of Windsor

Western University

Western University

2009 - 2014

2014 - 2016

2016 - present

Bachelor of Human Kinetics 
Graduated with Honours
Master's Degree of Music in Voice Performance and Literature
Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice
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Recent Recordings
​Chacun le sait from La fille du régiment

​Der Hölle Rache from Die Zauberflöte 

Steal me, sweet thief from The Old Maid and the Thief 


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Voice Lessons 

Brianna has taken lessons for the past ten years and has been teachng for the past three. She knows the struggles that a young singer can go through and can help to improve that. With an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Brianna is well-versed in sport psychology techniques that can be used to improve confidence and reduce performance anxiety. 

Benefits of singing include but are not limited to reducing stress, improving mood, increasing lung capacity, encouraging creativity and self-expression, and meeting new and exciting people. 

Please feel free to contact me for more details! 

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