Desiree Maira

Desiree Maira

General Info


Instructor of Voice


Musical Theater

Personal Website


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 covered the lead role of Francesca in Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County with Media Theatre. Other musical theater credits include The Music Man, Godspell, Into the Woods, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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 Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Bach’s Cantata 147, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and more.

Maira holds a Master of Music degree in opera performance from Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Stetson University. She also serves on the musical theater faculty at Rowan University and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.  In addition to these positions, Maira is proud to be a mentor with ArtSmart, serving the Franklin Learning Center in North Philadelphia.