Brenna Corner has worked as a director, actor, singer, choreographer, and fight director across Canada, the United States and Europe. Brenna has been a member of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program with Vancouver Opera as well as the Atlanta Studio Artist Program. Ms. Corner is also the artistic director of Manitoba Underground Opera in Winnipeg, Canada.
Brenna made her directorial mainstage debut creating a new production of Hansel and Gretel designed by the Old Trout Puppet Workshop for Vancouver Opera. That same year she also made her American debut with New Orleans Opera creating a new production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Since them Ms. Corner has been directing and creating shows across the United States and Canada.
Select directing projects include: Don Giovanni (Seattle Opera); Hansel and Gretel (San Diego Opera); Pygmalion and Sweeney Todd (New Orleans Opera); Der fliegende Höllander (Cincinnati Opera); L’Elisir d’Amore (Vancouver Opera); Carmen (The Atlanta Opera); Noye’s Fludd and Scalia/Ginsburg (Glimmerglass Festival); L’Elisir d’Amore (Vancouver Opera) The Four Note Opera (Yulanda M. Faris Vancouver Opera Young Artist Program), Cendrillon & La Clemenza di Tito (Manitoba Underground Opera), Béatrice et Benedict (Fraser Lyric Opera), Die Lustig Witwe (Vancouver Music Academy) . Select assistant directing projects include: The Siege of Calais, La Boheme (Glimmerglass Opera Festival); Carmen (Canadian Opera Company); Madama Butterfly, and Stickboy, (Vancouver Opera), Der Fliegende Hollander and L’Italiana in Algeri (Calgary Opera).
She is also a certified member of Fight Directors Canada and has choreographed many fights for both opera and theatre. Brenna has a degree in music from The University of Manitoba, and theatre diplomas from Grant MacEwan College and The British American Drama Academy.