biography

Cuban-Puerto Rican soprano Megan Barrera is a native of Miami Florida, and is an active performer of both opera and concert   repertoire. This year Ms. Barrera was the second prizewinner of the Gabriela Beňačková International Vocal Competition in  the Czech Republic. In 2018, Ms. Barrera was the first prizewinner of the Certamen Nuevas Voces Ciudad de   Sevilla, Spain. She was also a prizewinner of the Concorso Lirico Premio Koliqi in Milan, Italy and the International Vissi D’arte  Competition in the Czech Republic. In 2017, Ms. Barrera was the first prizewinner of the Saint Petersburg Opera Guild Competition in Florida and the Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition in New York. In 2016, Ms. Barrera was awarded   the Munday Encouragement Award at the Jensen Foundation   Vocal Competition. Ms. Barrera has also been awarded a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust.


Ms. Barrera was recently seen and given great acclaim in   recital with pianist Francisco Soriano in Festival de Cádiz, Spain.   This past summer Ms. Barrera toured a Music of the Americas   Recital with pianist, Dr. João Paulo Casarotti. They performed in   London, Lisbon, and different cities in Brazil. Ms. Barrera also    
made her Alhambra Orchestra debut in Miami, FL,  and  she   was recently heard as one of the fairies in the Miami City Ballet   Balanchine’s production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.

 

In 2020, she will make her debut with Divadlo J.K. Tyla Plzni,  

Czech Republic, singing Micaëla in Carmen. Ms. Barrera will   also get to sing the four heroines in Offenbach’s Les contes   d’Hoffmann with Opéra Louisiane. Special mention deserves   her next debut at the Teatro de la Maestranza of Seville in La    
Traviata, as the winner of the Nuevas Voces Certamen prize, which also includes concerts with Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Real Orquesta Sinfónica  de Sevilla. In 2021, Ms. Barrera will also debut with    
Thüringen Philharmonic in Germany and Kraków Philharmonic in Poland.

 

Ms. Barrera holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree and a Master   of Music Degree from Louisiana State University where she was   the recipient of a full tuition scholarship. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Miami where she   was also a recipient of the Bertha Foster full tuition scholarship.

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