Mariah Berryman is a soprano from Dearborn, Michigan. She is currently working towards her M.M. in Voice Performance at Ohio University where she studies with Debra Rentz. She also studies privately with Dr. Hugo Vera, Director of Opera and Vocal Arts at California State University Northridge. Previous stage credits include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Governess in scenes from Turn of the Screw, Eleanora in Prima la Muisca e Poi le Parole, The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Mona and Ensemble in Chicago, Dolcina in Suor Angelica, and Barnaby in Babes in Toyland. She is a part of Ohio Universities' Opera Workshop and University Singers. She also cantors regularly at parishes in the Athens, Ohio and Metro-Detroit areas and sang with the Liturgy Choir at Historic St. Mary's Church in Dayton. Last April, 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 spring, she was part of Ohio University's Opera program as Gretel in their production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, and sang Schubert's "Shepard on the Rock" as a part of graduate clarinet performance major Madeline Julain's recital. This summer she will sing Barbarina in the Trentino Music Festival's production of Le Nozze di Fiagro.
She received her Bachelor's of Music from the University of Dayton in 2021 and expects her M.M. in Voice Performance in 2023.
Hansel and Gretel