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Brennan Blankenship’s voice has been described as a rich, shimmery mezzo-soprano that is both colorful and expressive. The Texas native has returned to her roots, performing in Houston Grand Opera's productions of Otello, Madame Butterfly, and Eugene Onegin to name a few. Her most recent role was that of Mrs. Noye in Noye’s Fludde with Northern Lights Music Festival. Brennan’s most recent professional engagements include covering the role of Rosina at Mill City Summer Opera, and performing the Second Woman in Minnesota Oratorio Society’s production of Dido and Aeneas. Miss Blankenship also sang the Minnesota premiere of Mortiz Moszkowski’s song cycle Thränen with pianist Joseph Welch in 2013. As a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, Brennan performed the roles of the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Meg Page in Falstaff. While attending Pepperdine University, Miss Blankenship performed the roles of Jo March in Little Women and the Third Spirit in The Magic Flute. Her most recent concert engagements include Mozart’s “Regina Coeli” with St. Olaf Catholic Church and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with the Pepperdine University Concert Choir. When not performing on the stage, Brennan enjoys reading, teaching her wonderful voice students, and creating make-up designs.