BRITTANY SMITH – SOPRANO

From the the UCT Opera Kaleidoscope, and debuting in the role of Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute to performing as Juliet in Capuleti e i Montecchi and Amour in Orphée and Eurydice, Brittany has already made an impression of CTO audiences. She’s been serious about opera since she was introduced to the discipline by her choir mistress, and has recently spent time exploring its power to bring hope and inspiration, working with CTO’s Matthew Wild on a selection of works to be performed and shared online during the Covid-19 lockdown. Brittany holds her Postgraduate Diploma in Opera Performance at UCT and a BMus (Opera) and is an advocate for tuberculosis sufferers: once diagnosed with the disease just 10cm away from her vocal cords, she makes it her mission to address the stigma still attached to the illness.