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. Other commercial recordings include Douglas Cuomo’s opera Arjuna’s Dilemma, Kile Smith’s Vespers, Lewis Spratlan’s Hesperus is Phosphorus, The Crossing’s Seven Responses, Ted Hearne’s Sound from the Bench, and her debut solo album, Sea Tangle: Songs from the North. Her performances have been praised as “wonderful” and “suave and sensuous” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In the past five years, Ms. Montalbano has been a guest artist with Lyric Fest, Choral Arts Philadelphia, Network for New Music, Tempesta di Mare, and Piffaro, the Renaissance Band. In 2015, Ms. Montalbano premiered Andy: a POPera (Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Opera Philadelphia), and the Broad Street Review called her singing “impeccable.” The 2016-17 season includes Honegger’s King David (Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia), Germantown Poetry Project (Network for New Music), and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (Choral Arts Philadelphia).
Ms. Montalbano lives in New Jersey and sings professionally throughout a wide geographic area with Opera Philadelphia, Trio Eos, and The Crossing. She currently studies voice with Julianne Baird. Please find more information at marenmontalbano.com