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Mariah Muehler is a New York-based soprano, praised for her compelling stage presence and bright timbre. In 2024, Mariah will make her company debut with Amore Opera as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, before returning to VHRP Live! for Babes in Toyland. This past season, Mariah was named a Semi-finalist in Opera Mississippi’s John Alexander Vocal Competition, a Finalist in the 4th annual Houston Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s Career Grant Competition, and she made her company debut with Utopia Opera in their fall production of H.M.S. Pinafore, after spending the summer performing throughout New York City with Meisner in Music.

 

In 2022, Mariah made her Carnegie Hall debut, singing in a Gala Concert as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Blanche Dubois (A Streetcar Named Desire). Other performances, include a return to the screen with Bronx Opera in their green screen production of Trial by Jury and a return to the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Studio as a grant artist, where Mariah performed the role of Fiona in Brigadoon and sang as a featured soloist in various outreach concerts.

During her 2020-21 season, Mariah performed virtually with Bronx Opera as Esmeralda (The Bartered Bride), as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with both the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Studio and Vincerò Academy, and as Juliette (Romèo et Juliette) in Shakespeare at the Opera with Eccentric Theater Company. In addition to these virtual performances, she was a featured soloist in the summer broadcast of the Savannah VOICE Festival and a participant in MassOpera’s virtual masterclass series with director, Chuck Hudson.

In 2018-2019, Mariah made her debut in the role of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) with New York Lyric Opera Theatre as a guest artist and Luke Housner's summer program LAH-SOW in Austin, TX. She also performed in a public masterclass presented by SAS Performing Arts, where she worked with Isola Jones and Tichina Vaughn. In 2017, after moving to New York, Mariah performed with City Lyric Opera (formerly ARE Opera) as part of their Vella Nights opera series. 

From 2014-2016, she attended the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) for her Master’s in Music for Opera Performance under the tutelage of Heather Thomson-Price and direction of Nancy Hermiston. During her time at UBC, Mariah performed full roles with orchestra such as Annina (Eine Nacht in Venedig), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and Julia in the World Premiere of Choir Practice by Canadian composer, Stephen Chatman. In addition to these performances, she covered and performed partial roles including Mařenka (The Bartered Bride), Countess Almaviva and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), and Noémie (Cendrillon). In 2015, Mariah performed with Bard on the Beach in their Opera & Arias: Gilbert and Sullivan summer series where she sang excerpts from The Gondoliers as Casilda and Gianetta.

Before moving to Vancouver in 2014, Mariah performed with San Diego Opera in their production of Verdi’s Requiem as part of their 2013-2014 season.

 

In 2013, Mariah earned her Bachelor’s in Music for Vocal Performance from San Diego State University under the tutelage of Laurinda Nikkel and direction of Kellie Evans O’Connor. During her studies, Mariah performed the roles of Gianetta (The Gondoliers), La Suora Infermiera (Suor Angelica), and First Spirit (The Magic Flute). While at SDSU, she had the privilege of working with Richard Tucker Award Recipient, Stephen Costello, in a public masterclass as part of San Diego Opera's outreach program.

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