biography

Internationally recognized, Cuban-Puerto Rican soprano Megan Barrera is a native of Miami Florida. She is an active performer of both opera and concert repertoire. In 2019, 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.
 
Most recently, Ms. Barrera made her debut with Divadlo J.K. Tyla Plzni, Czech Republic, singing Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen. She also received great acclaim in recital
with pianist Francisco Soriano in Festival Musical de Cádiz, Spain and Amor a la Música Espacio Turina, Seville, Spain. 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 New World Symphony debut and Alhambra Orchestra debut in Miami, FL.

 

In 2022, Ms. Barrera makes her next debut at the Teatro de la Maestranza of Seville in Verdi’s La Traviata. She will also debut with Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Real
Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Thüringen Philharmonic in Germany, and Kraków Philharmonic in Poland.
 
Ms. Barrera holds a DMA and MM from Louisiana State University and a BM from the University of Miami as a full scholarship recipient. She was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at New World School of the Arts Miami Dade College.