Internationally recognized, Cuban-Puerto Rican soprano Megan Barrera hails from Miami, Florida, where she has established herself as a prominent figure in the world of opera and concert repertoire. Dr. Barrera's remarkable talent and dedication to her craft have garnered her numerous accolades in the form of victories in prestigious international vocal competitions, including the Gabriela Beňačková, Certamen Nuevas Voces Ciudad de Sevilla, Vissi D’arte, Saint Petersburg Opera Guild, and the Rochester International Vocal Competition.
Her career has seen her performing on stages around the world, and most notably, Dr. Barrera recently made her debut at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, Spain, where she delivered a captivating performance in David McVicar's production of Verdi's "La traviata." She also marked her debut with Divadlo J.K. Tyla Plzni in the Czech Republic, portraying Micaëla in Bizet's "Carmen." In addition, her artistry has shone in recitals alongside pianist Francisco Soriano at the Festival Musical de Cádiz in Spain and the Amor a la Música Espacio Turina in Seville, Spain. Dr. Barrera's talents have extended across continents as she embarked on a tour of Music of the Americas recitals with pianist Dr. João Paulo Casarotti, captivating audiences in London, Lisbon, Panama, and various cities in Brazil.
Dr. Megan Barrera is renowned not only for her vocal prowess but also for her ability to update and breathe new life into operatic productions. She brings a fresh and contemporary perspective to the world of opera, captivating audiences with her innovative approach.
Dr. Barrera's impressive academic journey includes earning a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) and a Master of Music (MM) from Louisiana State University, as well as a Bachelor of Music (BM) from the University of Miami, where she was a recipient of a full scholarship. Currently, she imparts her knowledge and passion as an Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at New World School of the Arts College in Miami, Florida, inspiring and nurturing the next generation of vocal talents.