The American mezzo-soprano, who made her role debut in Idomeneo, began her rise to prominence at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, where she was awarded the Munich Festival Prize. Brower is celebrated for her portrayals of Strauss’s trouser roles, with successes including Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier in Munich and the Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Among her other Munich roles have been Dorabella/ Così fan tutte (the vehicle of her Covent Garden debut), Cherubino/The Marriage of Figaro, Adalgisa/Norma, and Hansel/Hansel and Gretel. She will reprise both Dorabella and Adalgisa at the Bavarian State Opera this season, with the latter role also to be heard in the 2019 Munich Opera Festival. In Europe Brower also frequently appears in important concert venues, including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Munich’s Gasteig, the Stadttheater in Klagenfurt, and the Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall in Prague. In February she will join the Vienna Philharmonic in Salzburg for the Mozart Requiem. The mezzo returned to the United States last season to star as Octavian with the Bavarian State Opera in concert at Carnegie Hall, and to be featured soloist in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert. Brower’s Dorabella and Cherubino can be heard on CD, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Lyric debut: Idamante/Idomeneo (2018|19)
Last updated: October 18, 2018