Performer

Photography: Bryant Wahl-Perrin

Photography: Bryant Wahl-Perrin

A few stood out as convincing Broadway or Mirvish Aspirants. Brenley Palmer as the feisty Little Red Riding Hood…seemed comfortable with the style and helped raise the overall quality.
— Bill Rankin (OPERA CANADA)

Brenley Palmer is a young soprano who has a passion for both musical theatre and opera.  She graduated last year from Brandon University where she attained a bachelors in vocal performance under the study of Naomi Forman.  Throughout her degree, she focused on a classical style of singing while also working on her musical theatre technique in lessons and on the stage in the community. In addition, she has completed a theatre minor under the instruction of James Forsythe. Brenley is originally from Winnipeg and grew up studying under Paula Potosky. She has been an active performer in the Brandon Area, most notably as Robin in 7 Ages production of Godspell and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. During her time at Brandon University, she participated in the theatre departments production of InterSEXtions as Ellen, and the title role of Captain Lovelock with the School of Music. Brenley spent her summer with Opera NUOVA performing in their production of Into the Woods as Little Red Riding Hood. She is excited to be making her return to Opera NUOVA in 2019 as Martha in The Secret Garden. Brenley is currently living in Victoria and studying at the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Photography: Nanc Price

Photography: Nanc Price

Photography: Hailey Witt

Photography: Hailey Witt

Little Red (Brenley Palmer) is a formidably bouncy, upbeat Red Riding Hood fueling the Wolf’s unhealthy interest in underage girls dressed in red. But, look out, Mr. Wolf (John Carr Cook) – the rebellious teen later shows an unexpected and rather lethal side of her character.
— Colin Maclean (Gigcity.ca)