Soprano Maren Weinberger has joined the Fort Worth Opera Studio for her second season as a resident artist for the company’s 2015/2016 season, singing Berta in The Barber of Seville, Victoria Reilly in Embedded and Elena in Buried Alive, and study-cover for Clara in the world premiere of JFK. Last season, Weinberger appeared as Annina in La Traviata, covered Ophélie in Thomas’ Hamlet, and participated in the 2015 new works show-case Frontiers.
During the 2013/2014 season, she made her professional stage debut as Polly Peachum in Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera with Amarillo Opera. She made her Glimmerglass Opera Festival debut this past summer, covering Papagena in The Magic Flute, singing the Queen of Eldorado/chorus in Candide, and singing Siren/Bard 2 in the world premiere of Ben Moore’s The Odyssey. She is excited to return to Glimmerglass in the 2016 season singing Mary Warren in The Crucible, and covering Abigail Williams.
She will also travel to Bordeaux France with the company to re-mount Candide, additionally covering Cunegonde, in the 2016/17 season.
Weinberger is the recipient of a 2014 Professional Development Grant from the Weill Foundation. In 2013, she won second prize in the Lotte Lenya Competition and was featured in the documentary short, Singing the Story, which documented the finals of the competition in 2013.
Other competition credits include district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the award of second place in the Dallas Opera Guild competition.
Maren holds a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, and her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma City University.
She is also a proud alumna of the Seagle Music Colony Young Artist program.