Sharon Abreu

Soprano

  • On Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 2pm, Sharon her partner Mike Hurwicz present "From Folk to Classical: A celebration of song styles throughout the ages" at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, in Dix Hills, Long Island, New York. An hour-long concert of great standards, duets from Broadway and opera (Mozart!), well-known folk songs, and originals. The concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are needed but they're free. If you'd like a ticket or know anyone else who'd like to come, you can pick them up at the library or contact Sharon. (Click "Contact" above.)
  • Sharon presented "Sun, Moon, Stars & Rainbows," an eclectic evening of songs, arias and duets, with special guest singers and instrumentalists, on September 21, 2013, on CenterStage at the Orcas Center, and again on October 4, 2013, at the Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.
  • Sharon was the soprano soloist for performances of the Mozart Requiem on Orcas Island on April 21, 2013, and at Saint Mark's Cathedral in Seattle on April 28, 2013.
  • Sharon is a Musician-in-Residence with the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, helping expose young children to the joys of music.
  • Sharon and her partner Michael Hurwicz have been regularly featured performers in the Brown Bag concert series at the historic Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Orcas Island, where Sharon has sung works like Faure's Pie Jesu and the Flower Duet from the opera Lakme.
  • In February 2009, she was the soprano soloist for Mozart’s Vespers in Seattle with Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers.
  • In November 2008, Sharon was the soprano soloist for Mozart’s Regina Coeli in a gala celebration of 135 years of choral singing at New York University.
  • Also in 2008, she was the soprano soloist for Bach's Coffee Cantata with the Orcas Choral Society.
  • In 2006, she sang for Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai in Berkeley, California. The same year, she was the soprano soloist for Haydn's Missa Brevis with the Orcas Choral Society.
  • Sharon starred in the musical The Taffetas at Orcas Center and in Summer Stock at the Bellingham Ferry Terminal. Sharon has sung in the Night of the Living Divas concerts and One World benefit concerts for The Funhouse, the local nonprofit children’s science and activity center, at Orcas Center.
  • Sharon was selected to sing in an audience-attended master class with Metropolitan Opera soprano Licia Albanese, who said of Sharon’s “O mio babbino caro”, “This is Puccini!” Sharon performed as “Waffle from Belgium” in the improv comedy vocal quintet Whatever4 at the New York Buskers Fare and the Streets Ahead Festival in England. She sang for three years with the professional children’s opera company Opera Enterprise, and has sung lead roles in several operas including Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte.
  • Sharon has performed in concert several times with legendary folksinger Pete Seeger.
  • She has also sung at:

    • The United Nations in New York
    • U.N. World Environment Day in San Francisco
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Mount Vernon
    • The Stanwood Historical Society annual benefit dinner
    • The Northwest Folk Life Festival in Seattle
    • The World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa
    • Lopez Center for Martin Luther King Day
    • The first KLOI benefit concert
    • Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, as a soloist for the Puccini Heroines lecture series
  • Sharon has studied with:

    • Metropolitan Opera singers Licia Albanese, Diana Soviero and Frederica von Stade
    • Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, San Francisco Opera, Curtis Institute of Music
    • William Barto Jones, Coach, New York City Opera
    • Dick Jones, Staging Director, Chicago Lyric Opera
    • Richard Crittenden, Acting for Opera, Aquarius Opera Workshop, NYC
    • Cynthia Hoffman, Judith Raskin Master Class, 92nd Street Y, Manhattan School of Music, NYC
  • Sharon also developed and taught the curriculum "Selling the Song," a musical scene preparation class for high school students from the Professional Performing Arts School at The Actors Institute, NYC.