Shepherd Peter Brueggergosman
Toronto Star Article
Spent an afternoon over chicken & waffles with the lovely and talented Richard Ouzounian. The below is the resulting article from last weekend’s Toronto Star. Thanks so much for making the trip, Richard.
My performances as Bess in Cincinnati Opera’s Porgy and Bess finish up this weekend. It’s been a total delight. I can’t wait to sing Bess again with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic this coming September!
Measha Q&A and CD signing in Cincinnati
Rehearsals at Cincinnati Opera are going gangbusters for Gershwin’s Porgy&Bess. We had our first complete run-through last night (whew!) and our first rehearsal with the orchestra tomorrow. My colleagues are super fun and there’s just a genuinely warmth of spirit at this company. It’s quite fun to go to work every day – that’s not *always* the case;-). For those of you able to make the Cincy Q&A and CD signing mentioned in the article below, I look forward to meeting you! If not, I’m hopeful our paths will cross someday soon. Stay blessed.
Soprano Measha Brueggergosman expecting a baby boy this summer
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman is pleased to confirm that she is pregnant and expecting a baby boy at the end of the summer. Ms. Brueggergosman is in Cincinnati rehearsing for her debut in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with the Cincinnati Opera (June 28 – July 8).
“It’s been a very full year of exciting new projects including Canada’s Got Talent, the release of my CD I’ve Got A Crush On You, and a tour of Eastern Canada and Ontario,” said Brueggergosman. “ My husband and I are truly blessed and overjoyed.”
Measha Brueggergosman resumes her performance schedule in autumn when she makes her Berlin Philharmonic debut under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle singing the title role of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.
Soprano Measha Brueggergosman steps in to sing tonight’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem with Pinchas Zukerman and the National Arts Centre Orchestra
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman will sing in tonight’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the NAC Orchestra conducted by Pinchas Zukerman. Ms. Brueggergosman joins mezzo-soprano Anita Krause, tenor James Valenti and bass-baritone Eric Owens. The concert, which also features the 160-voice Combined Ottawa Choruses, takes place in Ottawa at the NAC’s Southam Hall at 8 p.m.
Ms. Brueggergosman has previously performed Verdi’s Requiem in Germany with Helmuth Rilling, and in Ottawa (2001), Toronto and London.
Next week, Ms. Brueggergosman begins rehearsals for her debut in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with the Cincinnati Opera (June 28 – July 8).
The “I’ve Got a Crush on You” concert tour did my heart and body good. I can’t thank my wonderful band enough. Also, those who took the time and spent the dinero to be at the concerts to listen, participate, and support, the true biggups go out to you. What now? Well, after a couple days off, I’m going to take the next couple weeks to “transition” to playing Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess at Cincinnati Opera. Voice lessons, coachings, Bikram yoga… Opening night is June 28th, my Bday! And here’s an article about it from the latest edition of Opera News:-)
CBC Music: Measha Brueggergosman won’t mix Richard Wagner with Ron Sexsmith
Measha Brueggergosman, CBC’s classical music artist of the month for May, is currently touring Ontario and the Maritimes in support of her latest album, I’ve Got a Crush on You. The soprano has sidestepped her usual classical repertoire to reimagine some of her favourite jazz, pop, gospel and singer-songwriter material: tunes by George Gershwin, Joni Mitchell, Cole Porter, Ron Sexsmith and Leslie Feist.
Despite the fact that her motto is “why not?,” Brueggergosman didn’t decide to do a crossover album on a whim. Rather, she has given careful consideration to her approach to non-classical music, as she explained on a recent visit to the studio of CBC Radio 2’s Tempo:
Meahsa performs on Canada’s Got Talent
Getting the chance to perform on CGT was a real treat. I’m glad I got to experience first hand what our contestants go through because, man, is it ever daunting. Thankfully, nobody buzzed me! Consequently, this is one of my favourite tunes off my latest album and I’m so glad to have had the guys there with me to rock out. We play Glace Bay, Cape Breton tomorrow and Truro, NS on Sat:
Aaron Davis, Piano
Rob Piltch, Guitar
Davide DiRenzo, Drums
Scott Alexander, Bass
Johnny Johnson, Saxophone
I feel so blessed because they are the Best. Band. Ever.