Briana Hunter



Briana Elyse Hunter’s previous credits include Carmen (Carmen, Mercédès), La tragédie de Carmen (Carmen), Little Women (Jo), Xerxes (Arsamenes), Iolantha (Laura), La fanciulla del West (Wowkle), and La traviata (Flora). She won the 2018 EncoreMichigan Wilde Award for “Best Performance in an Opera” for her portrayal of Gertrude Stein in Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27. She has been on the rosters of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Santa Fe Opera, Knoxville Opera, American Opera Projects, Opera in the Heights, I SING BEIJING, Sarasota Opera, El Paso Opera, and Music Academy of the West where she sang the title role of Carmen under the tutelage of the great Marilyn Horne. She recently made her debut with UrbanArias in the premiere of The Last American Hammer.  This coming summer she will create the role of Mother in the world premiere of Blue by Jeanine Tesori at the Glimmerglass