Maren M. Brehm
Location: New Jersey, USA
A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, Maren Montalbano sang in the historic world premiere of John Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning work, On the Transmigration of Souls, which was later released into a Grammy Award-winning CD. She recorded Douglas Cuomo’s opera Arjuna’s Dilemma, which was released in 2008 to critical acclaim. Other commercial recordings include Alice Parker’s Listen Lord and The Family Reunion, Kile Smith’s Vespers, and The Crossing’s debut solo album, It is time. In the 2010-11 season, she performed solos throughout the greater Philadelphia area, including Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder (Delaware County Symphony), Verdi’s Requiem (Lancaster Symphony Orchestra), Elijah (Philadelphia Biblical University), and Britten’s Abraham and Isaac (Choral Arts Philadelphia). In 2011-12 she was a featured singer with Lyric Fest, Ensemble Eos, and performed Mozart’s Requiem with renowned tenor Bill Burden. She opened the 2012-13 season as Dame Quickly in Verdi’s Falstaff (Poor Richard’s Opera/Philadelphia Fringe Festival) and will be a featured soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle (Choral Arts Philadelphia) and a world premiere of Bonhoeffer by Thomas Lloyd (The Crossing). Ms. Montalbano lives in New Jersey and sings professionally throughout a wide geographic area with such groups as New York Choral Artists, Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers, and The Crossing. She currently studies voice with Julianne Baird.