Maria Brea, soprano, is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. In 2020 Maria Brea makes her debut as Frasquita in Carmen at Rose Theater at Lincoln Center with MasterVoices. She will also sing the soprano solo in Carmina Burana with MasterVoices. This fall, 2019, Ms. Brea made her debut with the New Camerata Opera singing the role of Elena in the Zarzuela El Barbero de Sevilla. This past summer, Maria was an Eva and Stern Fellow at Songfest and made her debut with the Queens Symphony Orchestra in their Night at the Opera concert series. Last spring, Ms. Brea made her Opera Tampa debut singing the title role in Maestro Anton Coppola's Lady Swanwhite, a world premiere. Ms. Brea was selected to the Final phase of the Francisco Viñas Competition at Teatro Liceu this upcoming January 2020. She most recently won second prize in the Opera Cultura Vocal Competition 2019 and an Encouragement award from the Gerda Lissner Song/Lieder Competition. Maria was a finalist in the Mary Truman Art Song Competition 2018, and won first prize in the Giulio Gari (2017) and New York Lyric Opera (2016) Competitions. Ms. Brea also won second prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition (2017) and received an encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Connecticut District 2016.