Mezzo-soprano Brittany Jeffery is originally from Kansas and has recently re-located to the Chicago area. Brittany made her Chicago debut as Dorabella in Transgressive Theatre-Opera’s 2018 production of Così fan tutte and has continued as a free-lance artist in the Chicago area performing oratorio works, music theater, and art song, in addition to opera. She most recently performed her first Rossini role as Isolier in Transgressive Theatre-Opera’s production of Le comte Ory. Other recent full and partial roles include Octavian from Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Romeo from Bellini’s Il Capuleti ei Montecchi, and several Mozart roles, including Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Cherubino from Le nozze di Figaro. Brittany has studied with world-renowned bass-baritone Alan Held, routinely coached with operatic bass legend Samuel Ramey, and currently studies with W. Stephen Smith, author of The Naked Voice. Brittany is thrilled for the opportunity to cultivate her first Handel role with Chicago Vocal Arts Consortium!