Maria Brea, received her Master degree in music from the Juilliard School and Bachelors in music in vocal performance from Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Brea most recently made her Opera Tampa debut singing the title role in Maestro Coppola's world premiere of Lady Swanwhite. In December 2018, Maria sang the role of Raquel in the world premiere of the Opera of El Rey Nacio in New York City. She most recently made her debut as Musetta in La Bohème with New York Concert Opera. Maria started the season singing a recital with the St. Hugh Steinway series in Miami, Florida. She most recently sang the role of Nannetta in Falstaff with the Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance. Ms. Brea performed with West Bay Opera the role of Micaëla in Carmen 2018.
Maria’s awards include finalist of the Mary Trueman Art Song Vocal Competition, first prize in the Giulio Gari Competition 2017 and New York Lyric Opera Competition 2016, second prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal competition 2017 and Encouragement award from The Metropolitan Opera National Council, Connecticut District 2016 and The Gerda Lissner Lieder/ Song Competition.
As an experienced vocal and piano instructor, Ms.Maria teaches all music genres include classical, folk, pop, jazz, rock and R&B. She believes that music is capable of changing lives, teaches discipline, and gives light to the life of any person that experiences it. She believes in bringing out the best in each student, and that every student is different and needs a personalized musical education.