Hailed by Northwest Reverb as “a dynamite soprano,” Saori DeBruyn brings dramatic intensity and heart to every one of her performances. Saori’s starring roles include both Susanna and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Elaine in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening, the titular role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Brianne/Lucinda in the world premiere of Mark Lanz Weiser’s The Place Where You Started.
Her solo concert appearances include Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with the Dartmouth Glee Club, and in May of 2022, she will perform the soprano solo in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Eugene Concert Choir.
Her numerous awards and scholarships include first prize at the 2019 Oregon District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Dean’s Scholarship at the New England Conservatory of Music.
Saori received her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, and her bachelor's from Portland State University in her hometown of Portland, OR.