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 Prof. 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 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 Workshop, University Singers, and Early Music Ensemble. She has also been a featured soloist on the Ohio University sOUndings concert, premiering new works by fellow students. She cantors regularly at parishes in the Athens, OH, Dayton, OH, and Metro-Detroit areas and sings 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.
Last fall she sang scenes from Le Nozze di Figaro as Susanna and Little Women (the musical) as Meg March. In March she sang the role of Beth March in Mark Adamo's Little Women, and in June she will return to VAO Bodrum for a second summer to sing the role of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.
She expects her M.M. in Voice Performance in 2023. She received her Bachelor's of Music from the University of Dayton in 2021.