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Name: Amaranta Viera
Skills: Singer, Soloist (Soprano)
Phone: +1 917 848 1185
Fax: +01 212 883 1314
Address: New York, NY, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Noted for her unusual musical versatility, warm vocal color and compelling stage presence, soprano Amaranta Viera is frequently heard on the concert stages of New York, exciting her audiences with her passion for early and Baroque music. Most recently, she appeared in the first New York Early Music Celebration singing the works of G. F. Sances and Francesca Caccini with the New York Continuo Collective, and also with Ensemble Les Goûts-Réunis, where she was a featured soloist in works by M.A. Charpentier and Paolo Lorenzani. In August, she was featured on a recital of French and Italian Baroque music under the direction of Paul O'Dette and Jean-Paul Fouchécourt at the Teatro Municipal in Vila Real, Portugal.

Ms. Viera’s repertoire reflects a wide spectrum of genres. Equally at home in early and Baroque music, Classical operatic repertoire, and twentieth-century works, her repertoire includes Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Adele in Die Fledermaus and First Fairy in Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has also been featured in Monteverdi's Il Ballo delle ingrate, and in Torrejón y Velasco's La Púrpura de la Rosa. Ms. Viera is a favorite with such ensembles as One World Symphony and Les Goûts Réunits, has performed at the Amherst Early Music Festival under the direction of Andrew Lawrence-King, and toured as a featured soloist with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band.

Ms. Viera’s studies of early repertorire have been complimented by extensive training in various areas of performance practice, including Baroque gesture, early notation, and ornamentation. She is a native of New York City, holds a degree in English literature from Williams College, and has begun studies on the Baroque guitar.



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