Measha Brueggergosman

Biography

Born: June 28, 1977; Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada  
Since her Grand Prize victory at the 2002 Jeunesses Musicales Montreal International Competition, Measha Brueggergosman has come to be regarded as one of the leading sopranos from North America. She regularly appears on both the operatic and recital stages, and has recorded for major labels, including DG and Naxos. She was one of the soloists featured in the 2005 Naxos recording of Bolcom's Songs of Innocence and Experience, which captured three Read more Grammy awards. Critics and admirers alike hear her voice as beautiful and distinct, with a warm tone and youthful spirit.

While much of her activity has been based in Canada in performances with the Montreal, Toronto, and National Arts Centre Orchestras, she has made acclaimed appearances with the Cincinnati Opera, the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and at the International Beethoven Festival in Bonn. Her repertory is broad, taking in works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Verdi, Puccini, Schoenberg, Gershwin, Barber, and many others.

Measha Brueggergosman was born in Fredericton, Canada, on June 28, 1977. She sang in the choir of her local church as a child, and in her teens studied at Boston Conservatory during the summers. Advanced studies were at the University of Toronto and the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Brueggergosman's first major appearance was as Beatrice in the 1998 world premiere of the James Rolfe opera Beatrice Chancy. It garnered a spate of rave reviews and was filmed in 2000 for broadcast on Canadian television.

After winning prizes in several prestigious competitions Brueggergosman won the aforementioned Jeunesses Musicales in 2002, which sent her career on a meteoric rise, with offers for major recordings and operatic and concert appearances throughout the U.S. and Europe. That same year she debuted at the Cincinnati Opera in Strauss' Elektra and made further appearances there in Turandot and Jake Heggie's opera Dead Man Walking.

Brueggergosman's first recording was issued in 2004 on the CBC label, a compilation of songs by Barber, Copland, and Gershwin. Further (highly successful) recordings followed and led to a contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2007. The following year she won the Juno award for Best Classical Album for her first DG recording, Surprise, a song collection featuring works by Schoenberg, Satie, and Bolcom. Based in Toronto, where she lives with her husband/manager Markus Bruegger (her maiden name is Gosman), she has served as host of her own television show there, Toronto Sings. Read less
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  • 1.
    Songs of Freedom / Measha Brueggergosman
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 26114 Release Date: 12/18/2015  
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  Measha Brueggergosman
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    Offenbach: Les Contes D'hoffmann / Cambreling, Durlovski, Cutler  [blu-ray]
    Label: Bel Air Classiques   Catalog: 424 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Ana Durlovski,  Eric Cutler,  Christoph Homberger,  Vito Priante  ... 
    Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
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    Offenbach: Les Contes D'hoffmann / Cambreling, Durlovski, Cutler, Homberger
    Label: Bel Air Classiques   Catalog: 124 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
    Performer:  Lani Poulson,  Measha Brueggergosman,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Vito Priante  ... 
    Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus
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    Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny / Henschel, White, Heras-Casado
    Label: Bel Air Classiques   Catalog: 67 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kurt Weill
    Performer:  Steven Humes,  Otto Katzameier,  John Easterlin,  Willard White  ... 
    Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra
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    Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny / Henschel, White, Heras-Casado [Blu-ray]
    Label: Bel Air Classiques   Catalog: 467 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Kurt Weill
    Performer:  Michael König,  Donald Kaasch,  Measha Brueggergosman,  Willard White  ... 
    Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, Overtures / Brueggergosman, Welser-Most, Cleveland
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001450302 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Measha Brueggergosman
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
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  • 7.
    State Of The Art - The Story Of Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001341102 Release Date: 12/15/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Gabriel Fauré,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Martha Argerich,  Rafal Blechacz,  Kathleen Battle,  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Leonard Bernstein,  Pierre Boulez  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Andalucian Dogs
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