Megan Barrera

Megan Barrera

Lyric Soprano

"Barrera, muy joven, tiene todas las cualidades para lograr una brillante carrera..."--El nuevo herald 2015
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2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaBerta
2017Barber: A Hand of BridgeGeraldine
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Anna
2015Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2013Verdi: RigolettoCountess Ceprano
2013Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreGiannetta
2012Donizetti: Don PasqualeNorina
2012Puccini: La BohèmeMusetta
2011Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2009Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina

Bio


Cuban-Puerto Rican lyric soprano, Megan Barrera is a native of Miami, FL. She was recently seen as a soloist in Vero Beach Opera’s Viva La Zarzuela Concert. A frequent performer in South Florida, Ms. Barrera is a founding member of Miami’s own Distilled Opera at the Villain Theater, and regularly sings with Distilled Opera, Temple Beth Am Opera Concert Series, and the Faculty Recital Series with New World School of the Arts.

In 2015, Ms. Barrera was praised for her portrayal of Donna Anna with the Miami Music Festival. She is most known for her “colorful acting and great personality” in the role of Norina with Miami Lyric Opera and Wichita Grand Opera. Other operatic roles include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Festival South and Opéra Louisiane, and Musetta in La bohème. Ms. Barrera has also sung musical theater roles, making her Natchez Festival of Music début, singing the role of Lilli in Porter’s Kiss Me Kate.

In 2017, Ms. Barrera was the first prizewinner of the Saint Petersburg Opera Guild Competition and the Rochester Oratorio Society Classical Idol Competition. In 2016, Ms. Barrera was awarded the Munday Encouragement Award at the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition. In 2015, she was Semi-Finalist at the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition and the Mildred Miller International Vocal Competition. She has also been awarded a grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust.

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


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Berta 24 hours Miami Liryc Opera 2017
Barber: A Hand of Bridge Geraldine 1 week Ft. Lauderdale Operatic Works 2017
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Anna 1 week Miami Music Festival 2015
Donizetti: Don Pasquale Norina 1 week Miami Liryc Opera 2015
Verdi: Rigoletto Countess Ceprano 1 week Natchez Music Festival 2013

Awards

1st Prize St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition
2017
1st prize Rochester Oratorio classical Idol
2017
jensen foundation munday encouragement award
2017