Brianna Reilly is a mezzo-soprano based in Tallahassee, FL and Memphis, TN where she is pursuing both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Memphis. As an opera performer and soloist, she strives to inspire and entertain audiences through her authentic performances and continuously works to be a versatile singer by programming and performing diverse works. 

         In 2019, Brianna was a guest artist and featured soloist on Mitchell Eldridge’s percussion recital at Florida State University where she performed a song cycle for mezzo-soprano and percussion quartet entitled Goldbeater’s Skin. 

         Her past operatic engagements include Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the University of Memphis; Erda and Flosshilde (Das Rheingold) with Luke A. Housner Summer Opera Workshop; Carmen (Carmen) at the University of Memphis; Ježibaba (Rusalka) and Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel) with Luke A. Housner Summer Opera Workshop; Alidoro (La Cenerentola) and Mrs. Nolan (The Medium) at Florida State University. She has also been a member of the ensemble in La Bohème, Elixir of Love, Candide, La Traviata, and The Mikado at Florida State University; and The Magic Flute at Quincy Music Theatre (Quincy, FL). 

         Brianna has been selected as a finalist in competitions such as the Nuevas Canciones Competition with Opera Memphis, Savell Voice Competition in Memphis, TN (3rd place), University of Memphis Soloist Competition (Honorable Mention), Music International Grand Prix U.S. Central Region (3rd place), Memphis Area National Association of Teachers of Singing (3rd place), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Southeast Regionals (2nd place).

         This season, she will appear as Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti) at the University of Memphis; and will be a Principal Artist with Utah Vocal Arts Academy where she will be portraying the role of Dido (Dido & Aeneas).

         As an up-and-coming singer, Brianna’s mission is to use her vibrant and energetic performances to instill her love of classical music into anyone and everyone that she can. She is a strong advocate of performing different types of works and has found much success in being a flexible and diverse singer. 

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