Future engagements of Rena Harms include a return to English National Opera as Madama Butterfly (title role debut), AMELIA Simon Boccanegra Opéra National de Bordeaux, BEA Heggie’s Three Decembers Florentine Opera, DONNA ELVIRA Don Giovanni Opera Santa Barbara and Madama Butterfly (title role) Arizona Opera and Opera Theatre St. Louis.
Most recently, she joined the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus for DONNA ELVIRA cover Don Giovanni, as well as performing HELWIGE/cover FREIA Grand Théâtre de Genève, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Seattle Symphony, MICAELA Carmen Florentine Opera, AMELIA Simon Boccanegra English National Opera, FIORDILIGI Così fan Tutte Staatstheater Braunschweig, DESDEMONA Otello Oldenburgishes Staatstheater and the title role in Sigfried Matthus’ Judith with Staatstheater Braunschweig and Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg.
She also joined Theater Basel for COUNTESS Le nozze di Figaro, DONNA ELVIRA Don Giovanni, HIGH PRIESTESS Aida and FLOWER MAIDEN Parsifal. Other engagements include title role of Fibich’s Sarka, Marenka in Bartered Bride and COUNTESS Le nozze di Figaro, all in new productions with Staatstheater Braunschweig and LIU Turandot with Florentine Opera.
She sang MIMI La bohème with Los Angeles Opera, where she completed her tenure as a member of the company’s prestigious Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program. Also a former participant in San Francisco Opera’s Merola Opera Program, she sang DONNA ELVIRA Don Giovanni and the title role in excerpts of Arabella in concert. As an Apprentice Artist with Santa Fe Opera, she sang COUNTESS Le nozze di Figaro and BARENA in Jenufa.
She is a 2010 Grand Finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, winner of the 2008 Hennings-Fischer Foundation Competition and second prize winner in the Marcello Viotti International Vocal Competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, and an encouragement award winner from the Marilyn Horne Foundation. She received her Bachelor of Music from Manhattan School of Music and attended the Music Academy of the West, where she was awarded a merit fellowship.