Soprano Brooklyn Snow is a rising international artist who has already in her young career accrued multiple performances to her credit in both Europe and the United States. Most recently, in July 2019, Ms. Snow performed the role of Cunegonde alongside renowned soprano Christine Brewer to open the 25th season of St. Louis’s Union Avenue Opera in an inspired staging of Candide, receiving excellent reviews and an Outstanding Achievement in Opera award nomination from St. Louis Theater Circle for her performance. She is thrilled to return in their 2021 season production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, performing each of the three heroine roles.“As Cunegonde, Brooklyn Snow was a delight, tiny, cute, and tossing off her big number, ‘Glitter and Be Gay,’ with clean coloratura, seeming effortlessness and an interpolated high note that was surely in Queen of the Night territory.” Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Today
This season, Ms. Snow debuted with DuPage Opera as Sylvianne in The Merry Widow, and also with Opera Bend as Adina in L’elisir d’amore. In 2021, she will debut at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist for Choirs of America’s Emerging Artists Series, and also with The Southern Illinois Music Festival as Adina in L’elisir d’amore. Snow will be a featured artist at TedxPortland 2021 in Portland. In August she will tour as a featured soloist in the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra’s summer concert series.
The 2017–2018 season witnessed Mrs. Snow return for her second consecutive year of residence with Palm Beach Opera, as an inaugural member of the company's newly implemented Apprentice Artists Program. Her responsibilities included performing Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro (family performance) and covering Susanna, as well as performing First Sheep and covering Cunegonde in Candide. Additionally, Mrs. Snow appeared in Palm Beach Opera's Boca Museum and Opera on the Waterfront concerts, as well as presenting an hour-long solo art song recital accompanied by Maestro Gregory Ritchey as part of the company's Singspiel Series at Royal Poinciana Chapel. During her initial season as an Apprentice Artist with the company (2016–2017), Mrs. Snow performed Isabel in the family performance of The Pirates of Penzance, covered Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the Page in Rigoletto, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and study-covered Gilda in Rigoletto. She made her official Palm Beach Opera debut in the company's December 2016 Opera on the Waterfront concert.
Additional appearances in the 2017–2018 season include Mrs. Snow's participation in the Portland Art Museum's opening gala concert and her debut with the Northwest Indiana Symphony on the concert program Showboat and Showtunes, a program she reprised with the New Philharmonic in the autumn of 2018. In October 2018, Mrs. Snow appeared as a guest soloist in the Clayton Piano Festival's Americans in Paris concert program, and in March of 2019, Mrs. Snow made her Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Hall debuts as Papagena in The Magic Flute.
Mrs. Snow's credits as an emerging artist include her Apprentice Artist residency during Teatro Nuovo's 2018 opening season, where she took on the roles of Ilia in Idomeneo and Servilla in La Clemenza di Tito, performing them in excerpt form along with other Mozart scenes, and her Young Artist residency with Mexico's Opera Maya 2018 Canto de Júbilo edition. As a Bel Canto Apprentice Artist with the Caramoor Festival in 2017, she performed Arditi's coloratura showpiece "Il bacio" as part of the Festival's Canzonetta sull'aria concert in the Spanish Courtyard. During the summer of 2016, Ms. Snow made her debut with Opera Saratoga as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and performed the role of the Fairy in Philip Glass' opera-ballet for children The Witches of Venice. Ms. Snow has also fulfilled young artist residencies with Salzburg's historic Mozarteum Akademie, the Castleton Festival, and SongFest. As a young artist with the Castleton Festival, she had the honor of preparing excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro (as Susanna) and La bohème (as Musetta) with the late Lorin Maazel and performing under the baton of the Metropolitan Opera's Bradley Moore.
Mrs. Snow's exceptional promise has been recognized by the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on several occasions, including as an Encouragement Award Winner (Oregon District) in 2017, a Finalist (Central Region) in 2015, and as the 2014 Midwest Region District Winner. She also earned the top honors prize in the Mozarteum's concluding Preisträgerkonzert.
Mrs. Snow received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (IU) as a scholarship recipient from the National Society of Arts and Letters. As a member of the IU Opera Theater, she performed the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel, Elvira in L'italiana in Algeri, Tytania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Lisette in La rondine.
Mrs. Snow received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. As an undergraduate, she performed as a soloist in the Pergolesi Stabat Mater under the direction of Matthew Halls and performed at the Oregon Bach Festival. Further concert performances include solo appearances with the Indiana Opera Chorus and the University of Oregon Chamber Choir.