Praised for her “clear voice soaring to stratospheric heights” (Opera Canada), soprano Andrea Lett is quickly making a name for herself in the classical music scene across Canada. Ms. Lett’s roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Manitoba Opera), Musetta in La Bohème (Saskatoon Opera), Adele cover in Die Fledermaus (Santa Fe Opera), Queen of the Night and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Manitoba Underground Opera), and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel (Saskatoon Opera School Tour). Lett was engaged at Edmonton Opera this past fall as the Gilda Understudy in their production of Rigoletto, and sang the Soprano Soloist this December in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Messiah, conducted by Jane Glover. Lett will join the Regina Symphony Orchestra this spring as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony conducted by Gordon Gerrard.
A recipient of the CBC Young Artist’s Development Prize and the Audience Choice Award in the 2018 Canadian Opera Company’s Center Stage Gala, Ms. Lett was recorded at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto and featured on CBC’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.
Lett was engaged at San Francisco Opera as a principal cover (Ah Sing) for the world premiere of John Adams and Peter Sellars’ Girls of the Golden West after singing as an Apprentice at Santa Fe Opera in 2017. Miss Lett is a graduate of the Opera School at University of Toronto (M.Mus Opera) where she studied with soprano Mary Morrison and holds a B.Mus Perf from University of Manitoba with Monica Huisman.
|Mozart||Berta||IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA|
|Queen of the Night||DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE|
|Adams||Ah Sing||GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST|
|Humperdinck||Gretel||HANSEL AND GRETEL|
|Beethoven||Symphony No. 9|
“Special mention must be made of Winnipeg soprano Andrea Lett, who threw herself into her role as whiskey-swilling, cigarette-puffing maid Berta. Her heart-wrenching second-act aria Il vecchiotto cerca moglie in which she reveals her fear of growing old without love, became the opera’s poignant underbelly and sober second thought, and was sung with artful compassion.” Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg product Andrea Lett made the most of the role of Berta the maid, with some great acting, fine singing, and some wry philosophical observations in her aria. Her interactions with the other characters always had perfect comic timing and her expressions were priceless.” Neil Weisensel, Schmopera
“Andrea Lett, soprano, est la révélation féminine de cette production dans le rôle de Zerlina, à ses débuts à l’OM. Cette jeune chanteuse a toutes les qualités pour briller dans le monde de l’opéra : elle est belle, chante superbement et est une actrice remarquable.”
Translation: “Andrea Lett, soprano, is the female revelation of this production in the role of Zerlina, in her MO debut. This young singer has all the qualities to shine in the world of opera: she is beautiful, sings superbly, and is a remarkable actress.” La Liberté
“Jeune femme très élégante, sa présence en scène est impressionnante, accentuée par un beau visage très expressif”
Translation: “A very elegant young woman, her stage presence is impressive, accentuated by her beautiful and expressive visage” La Liberté
“Lett’s deft handling of Mozart’s phrasing and her crystalline vocal clarity produced a heartbreaking Zerlina” The Globe and Mail