The Canadian mezzo-soprano, Brynne McLeod, began her studies at the University of Toronto with Jean McPhail. After completing a Master of Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), she remained in Glasgow, where she supplemented her singing work with a "real" job in arts administration. She eventually left this job to pursue a full-time singing career, and joined the Flanders Opera Studio in Ghent, Belgium.
In the course of her studies Brynne McLeod has participated in master-classes with Sherrill Milnes, Daniel Taylor, Thomas Allen, and Ann Murray. As a Britten-Pears Yourg Artist, she performed J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) alongside Mark Padmore at Snape Maltings. She also participaed in master-classes with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, where she worled with Hedwig Fassbender and performed the alto solo in J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 109 under the baton of Helmuth Rilling.
Brynne McLeod is now workirg as a freelance singer in Cologne, Germany. Her blog "Diva on a Dare" is about the “dare” she has taken in choosing this path, and the many changes and challerges she meets along the way. She has appeared as a soloist with several choirs throughout the UK and Germany, and her range of oratorio repertoire includes Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, George Frideric Handel's Messiah, W.A. Mozart's Requiem, and Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle.
On the opera stage, Brynne McLeod has perfonned a variety of roles in Baroque, classical, and contemporary repertoire. Most recently, she performed the roles of Iunon in Charpentier's Actéon, and Romy Schneider in the world premiere of Ioris Blanckaert's new opera, Elle est moi und tote mich.
A skilled ensemle singer, Brynne McLeod has performed with groups such as the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, Cappella Nova, the Red Note Ensemble, and the Choir Academy at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Brynne is currently a member of the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and of Chorus Musicus Köln (Director: Christoph Spering)..
When she is not singirg, Brynne McLeod likes to spend time with her boyfriend in Sweden, or with her family in Canada. She also enjoys reading, doirg yoga, running, eatirg chocolate, and making inexcusany terrible puns.