Mariah Berryman is a soprano from Dearborn, Michigan. She is working on her Masters of Arts Administration in Theater and Production Management at Ohio University, and recently received her M.M. in Voice Performance from Ohio University. She studies with Prof. Debra Rentz, Ohio University's Voice Division Co-Chair, and coaches with Dr. Hugo Vera, Director of Opera and Vocal Arts at California State University Northridge. Previous stage credits include Announcer in Gallantry, Beth in Little Women (Opera), Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Governess in scenes from Turn of the Screw, Eleanora in Prima la Muisca e Poi le Parole, and Dolcina in Suor Angelica.
She is a part of Ohio Universities' Opera Theater, University Singers, and Early Music Ensemble. She's been a featured soloist on the Ohio University sOUndings concerts, premiering new works by fellow students, and sings as part of the Compline Singers, a five-voice ensemble that performs Gregorian chant and other sacred works once a month. She has been invited as a guest speaker and soloist to many groups in the Athens, Ohio and Dearborn, Michigan areas, sharing her love of opera with members of the Garden Club of Dearborn, the Berwyn Center of Dearborn Heights, and the Rotary Club of Athens. She cantors regularly at parishes in the Athens, OH, Dayton, OH, and Metro-Detroit areas and sings as a featured soloist and choir member with the Liturgy Choir at Historic St. Mary's Church in Dayton. In April 2021 she presented her honors thesis-- From Prop to Partner: An Exploration of the Evolution of Female Roles in American Opera-- at the University of Dayton Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium.
This fall she sang scenes from Donizetti's La Favorita and Bernstein's Candide in Ohio University's Fall Scenes program. She also placed first in the Ohio State NATS competition, in the CL 9 division. In the spring she will be singing Marie in Viardot's Cendrillon with Ohio University Opera Theater.
She expects her M.A.A. in Theater and Production Management in Spring 2024. She received her M.M. in Voice Performance in 2023 from Ohio University, and her Bachelor's of Music from the University of Dayton in 2021.
La Favorita, Act I Duet