Harms, Rena



Performance Year: 2017

Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for a “winningly liquid” voice as well as for her “dramatic vividness and vocal flourish,” soprano Rena Harms recently returned to English National Opera to sing her first performances of Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, made her French debut at Bordeaux National Opera as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, returned to Florentine Opera in her role debut as Beatrice in Three Decembers, and performed one of her signature roles, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, with Opera Santa Barbara during the 2015–16 season.

She made her international debut recently in a concert with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Mexico and has sung Strauss’ Four Last Songs with the Burbank Philharmonic and Santa Fe Community Orchestra. She has also twice joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a series of children’s concerts and the Music Academy of the West Orchestra for Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

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