Born and raised in the greater Chicagoland area, Maureen Brabec is a young dramatic soprano based in Boston, MA. From a young age, Ms. Brabec experienced the joy of making music and was drawn to singing by the human voice’s unique expressive abilities. In July 2019, she made her professional debut with Opera Maine singing First Lady in Die Zauberflöte. In Spring 2019, she premiered two roles with Opera UCLA: Mamousia in the West Coast premiere of Janice Hamer’s Lost Childhood and La Condesa in the first workshop of Carla Lucero’s Juana, conducted by Neal Stulberg and Mary Chun respectively. In June 2018, she covered the role of Prima Donna/Ariadne in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at Miami Music Festival conducted by Bradley Moore and in May 2018, she made her principal role debut as Susan B. Anthony in Thomson's The Mother of Us All with Opera UCLA under the baton of Andreas Mitisek. Ms. Brabec recently completed her MM in Voice at UCLA where she studied with baritone Vladimir Chernov and director Peter Kazaras. She has worked extensively with voice teachers Arianna Zukerman and Neil Semer and coaches Paul Floyd, Douglas Sumi and Giovanni Reggioli. She continues her professional training as an apprentice at the Boston University Opera Institute and studies with Penelope Bitzas.