Monica Brett-Crowther trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the University of Toronto, and was engaged at the Opera Studio of Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg.
Companies that she has worked for include Opera National du Rhin, Scottish Opera, Lille Opera, Opera de Lausanne, European Opera Centre, Tête à Tête, The ROH Covent Garden, and Iford Opera.
Monica has performed concerts and recitals at many venues across the UK including London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican Centre, the Southbank Centre, and the Queens Hall in Edinburgh singing with orchestras including the English Festival Orchestra, the Hanover Band, the BBC SSO, the Paragon Ensemble, and the London Festival Orchestra.
Her CD recordings include Berio’s Folksongs with the Linea Ensemble, Vierne’s Les Angelus with Robert Sharpe for Regent Records, Pitie/Matthaus Passion with Fabrizio Cassol, an appearance on the Ursus Minor’s album ‘Zugzwang’ alongside Tony Hymas, Jeff Beck and Dead Prez, and ‘L’origine du Monde’ (Beaudelaire’s text), with Tony Hymas and produced by Jean Rochard. Monica’s performances have been broadcast several times on BBC Radio.
Recent performances include the World Premier of Alexander Goehr’s Warngedichte in Berlin, concert performances with the Nordrhein-Westfalen Symphony Orchestra under Frank Beermann, concert performances with the Komische Oper Ensemble Modern and the role of Louhi in Jonathan Dove’s Swanhunter for Oper Chemnitz.