First introduced to opera in her tenth year of schooling at Rhenish Girls High, Brittany Smith holds a BMus in Opera from the South African College of Music (SACM) at the University of Cape Town, which she achieved under the tutelage of Professor Virginia Davids. She started her singing career at university in the chorus of UCT SACM’s Don Giovanni and Il viaggio a reims productions. Her debut solo singing role was as Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro in 2016, followed by Adele in AGL Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus. Brittany’s awards include the 2013 Ruth Ormond Prize for the Most Promising First Year UCT Female Opera Student, the 2016 Schock Foundation Opera Competition Female Classical Winner, and a nomination for the 2017 Fleur du Cap Award for Best Female Opera Singer for her role as Pamina in Cape Town Opera’s (CTO) production of The Magic Flute. After her debut with CTO as Pamina, Brittany joined the company’s Young Artist Programme in 2018 and premiered as Norina in the CTO/SACM production of Don Pasquale. In May 2019, she sang the role of Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and in 2020 Despina in Così fan tutte. In 2021 she performed the role of Gretel in CTO’s Hansel und Gretel where she was again nominated for a Fleur du Cap Theatre Awarad, the role of Leila in CTO’s The Pearl Fishers and Magda in CTO’s La Rrondine. Since becoming a Cape Town Opera Soloist, Brittany has performed the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro as well as Adina in the touring production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. In 2022 she was listed as one of the Mail and Guardian South Africa’s top 200 Young South Africans. In 2023 Brittany won the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for her role as Susanna in the 2022 production of Le nozze di Figaro. 2023 lead roles include Sharon in Master Class opposite Sandra Prinsloo, Leila in The Pearl Fishers opposite Levy Sekgapane and as the lead in Cinderella in Cendrillon presented by Cape Town Opera in association with A&M Productions.