Rhonda Browne


Rhonda’s dedication to her craft has already led her to attain impressive accolades, including singing with the English National Ballet at Covent Garden, and winning the Wagner Prize. Her breadth of experience playing roles as diverse as Erda in Wagner’s Ring, to the Witch in Hansel & Gretel speaks of her versatility. Her distinctive contralto timbre, and engaging stagecraft have resulted in Rhonda being sought after on both the operatic stage and concert platforms internationally. 

Rhonda is driven by her love of exploring a variety of music, and experiencing the corresponding emotions evoked by the performance in both the audience and musicians alike. She studies with Jacqueline Bremar. 

Rhonda’s roles include Erda/Das Rheingold & Siegfried, Schwertleite/Die Walküre (Longborough Festival), Lady Bertram/Mansfield Park (Opera South), Baba the Turk/Rake’s Progress (Bury Court), Mistress Bentson/Lakme (Swansea City), Witch & Mother/Hansel und Gretel (Pop-Up Opera/Iford Arts), Auntie/Peter Grimes (Nottingham Philharmonic), Duchess of Plaza Toro/Gondoliers, Gudrun/Thelma and Ludmila/Bartered Bride (Surrey Opera), Zia Principessa/Suor Angelica (Giornata Opera), Zita/Gianni Schicci and Rossweise (Fulham Opera), staged Messiah (Merry Opera).

Rhonda covered Erda/Rheingold & Siegfried, Rossweise, Grimgerde, Schwertleite/Die Walküre, First Norn/Gotterdammerung (Opera North), First Norn & Flosshilde (Longborough Festival), and Ulrica/Un ballo in maschera (Iford Arts).

Previously for Longborough: Schwertleite/Die Walküre (2021), Erda & Schwertleite/Ring cycle (2013)