Desiree Maira

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Musical Theater Voice

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Desiree Maira joined the Conservatory in 2012 as an instructor of voice for dancers and is now an instructor of voice in the musical theater program.

An alumna of the Conservatory (M.M., opera performance), Maira proudly performed the title role in Handel's Serse, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, and Madame de la Haltière in Cendrillon. Her Boston Conservatory summer teaching credits also include the Vocal/Choral Intensive (2009-2011).

A mezzo-soprano, Maira recently gave a concert in Greensboro, Vermont, under the direction of Heidi Lauren Duke and is currently covering the role of Francesca in Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County with Media Theatre, opening September 2016. In the spring of 2017, she looks forward to singing Vivaldi's Gloria with Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches. Over the years, Maira has sung with Palm Beach Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Opera Providence, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Caramoor, Seagle Music Colony, Cape Cod Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, and other companies. She has been recognized in the Metropolitan Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Suncoast Opera competitions.  

As an avid performer of oratorio repertoire, Maira's solo credits include Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers.  

Maira studied Estill Voice Training and will participate in the Bel Canto / Can Belto workshop during the summer of 2017. She serves as adjunct faculty at Rowan University in New Jersey and resides in Philadelphia, where she teaches private voice lessons.