Hailing from southern California, soprano Brittany Loewen is a Chicago-based singer and actor. Recently, Brittany produced and starred in the interdisciplinary cabaret and performance art piece SHE MUST DIE, written and directed by artist Dylan Bandy. Brittany received critical acclaim for her performance as Branghien in Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbé at Chicago Opera Theater. During her time as a young artist with COT, she debuted as a member of the ensemble in Verdi’s Giovanna D’Arco in 2013 and went on to cover the role of Lady Macbeth and perform the role of the First Witch in Ernest Bloch’s “other” Macbeth the following season. At the Chicago College of Performing Arts, she was featured as Helene in Paul Hindemith’s Hin und Zurück, Madama Cortese in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Jenny in Ned Rorem’s Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters. As the 2014 CCPA Solo Competition winner, she performed the tone-poem Luonnotar by Jean Sibelius with the CCPA Symphony Orchestra live at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Brittany is a founding member of Chicago’s premier, all-female, operatic ensemble Forte Chicago, where she performs and works behind the scenes. She holds a Master of Music degree and a Professional Diploma in Operatic Performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Indiana University.
"Brittany Loewen’s Branghien is magnificent and her anguish when the love potion is taken by the wrong couple (it was intended for Isolde and her betrothed, King Mark) is one of the highlights of the show."
- M.L. RANTALA, Hyde Park Herald
“Beautiful voices all—soprano Brittany Loewen’s role of Branghien, the maid who mistakenly gives the love potion at the wrong time, was especially delightful.”
-Amy Munice, Picture This Post
“Brittany Loewen is memorable as Branghien. Her mesa de voce during the potion revelation moment stuck with me through both acts. Loewen’s entire performance was controlled and powerful.”
-Erin Roche, Perform Ink Chicago