Critically acclaimed opera singer, producer, entrepreneur, recitalist, actress and recording artist, Bridgette Cooper, is a Marian Anderson Scholar, and recently received rave reviews in the Celebration of Black Composers of Art Songs to Spirituals Concert”. She was most recently recognized Famous and Outstanding Alumni for East Carolina University and Distinguished Alumni of the Year. for ECU School Of Music.
Bri is the producer and host of Operaluscious TV and radio show. The TV show currently airs in DC, NYC and LA. She also hosted and produced her first TV special airing in the Bahamas, which celebrated their Independence.
Bridgette made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Weil Recital Hall in the Voices of the New Millennium Concert in New York City and was presented as guest soloist for the People’s Inaugural Luncheon Tribute to First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as Royal Palm Beach Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Palm Beach, Florida and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Haverville, Florida. Her unique voice has been compared to the great opera singer Marian Anderson. Bridgette was featured guest soloist for the unveiling of Thomas Jefferson’s historical “North Star Newspaper” at the Benjamin Banneker Museum. Ms. Cooper was invited to sing for the Ambassador of the Bahamas as guest soloist for the Bahamas Independence Day and Goombay Festival which celebrates her Bahamian heritage , national Disc Jockey, Donnie Simpson and was featured on FOX45 Morning Show, singing a selection from her debut CD, Heavenly Grass: Great American Art Songs. Ms. Cooper’s television credits include the role of the clerk in fifth season of the hit HBO series THE WIRE, Toyota commercial, and the television pilot project The Washingtonian for HBO produced by Sarah Jessica Parker. Ms. Cooper has performed in recital throughout the United States and Europe. She recently released her debut CD Heavenly Grass: Great American Art Songs to rave reviews.
Ms. Cooper has performed with The Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Charleston Symphony International Tour of Porgy and Bess, The Israel Jerusalem Music Festival, Aspen Opera Theater and Opera Ebony Young Artist Program to name a few. Her debut with The Washington National Opera helped to establish her as not only a world class opera singer, but also an advocate for the education of opera for our younger generation, with The Washington National Opera Look- in Program where she performed the role of Titiuba from Robert Ward’s The Crucible.Ms. Cooper was sponsored in performance at the New Haven celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and the 100th Anniversary of Christ Episcopal Church in Miami, Florida. Her operatic repertoire includes Carmen, Flora from La Traviata, Thisbe from La Cenerentola, Dorabella from Cosi fan Tutti and Dido from Dido and Aeneas, to name a few, as well as several oratorio works. Her other stage experience includes the National Broadway Tour of Showboat, American Theater of Harlem’s Picnic and Raisin in the Sun.
Ms. Cooper is the recipient of several awards including the Paul Robeson National Vocal Competition, the Marjorie Lawrence International Vocal Competition, the Bel Canto Competition of Chicago, the YWCA Studio Club Competition,International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, and Ms. American Achievement of District of Columbia and the National Association of Teachers of Singing state and Regional Finalist. Bridgette’s dynamic personality has helped to carry her over into the radio market where she has served as co host for Radio ONE (1010) along with being a contributing editor for Smooth Jazz Beach Radio and Operagasm.com.
Bridgette received her Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from East Carolina University where she was awarded outstanding College students of America and then went on to study at the prestigious American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Her debut CD is available on Amazon.com, Best Buy, Walden Books, and all digital distribution outlets including Apple itunes