Lyric-coloratura Samantha Britt is equally comfortable in musical theater and opera, standard repertoire, and premieres. Samantha recently performed Kate/Lilli Vanessi in Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate in German with Opera Incognita in Bavaria Previously, she sang the role of Lucy in Gian Carlo Menotti's The Telephone. She also portrayed the mercurial vixen Carla in the World Premiere, A Certain Quiet (by Haim Elisha, libretto by Rina Elisha) at Theater for the New City in Manhattan and the delusional baker Leslie in Companionship, by Rachel Peters, at The Virginia Arts Festival. Samantha has performed Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with San Antonio Opera, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, and Miss Wordsworth in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring, as well as Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. She covered the role of Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor with Green Mountain Opera Festival, where she also sang Alisa.
Originally from Rye, NY, Samantha Britt played trombone and piano for many years before discovering that her voice was her instrument. She earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master’s in Music from Manhattan School of Music.
Samantha Britt was recently named Winner of International Singing Competition Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and The American Prize in Vocal Performance (opera). Samantha was also a winner of the Boston District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Opera Singers Initiative Young Emerging Artist award, and she was a multi-year Career Bridges Grantee.