Born and raised in the greater Chicagoland area, Maureen Brabec is a dramatic soprano based in Los Angeles, CA.
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. Since her 2012 graduation from the Vocal Performance Program at the Catholic University of America, she has performed in recital and masterclass throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a young artist at programs including Oberlin in Italy, the Castleton Artist Training Seminar, and Miami Music Festival. She has performed repertoire including Rossini, Strauss, Bellini, Verdi and Wagner on recital and scenes programs in New York City, Washington, DC, Miami, Bavaria and Tuscany. Most recently, she covered the role of Prima Donna/Ariadne in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos at Miami Music Festival under the baton of Brad Moore. 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 has sung in masterclasses with Stuart Skelton, Kathleen Kelly, Manny Perez, Marianne Cornetti and directors Jennifer Williams and David Toulson.
Ms. Brabec is a student of baritone Vladimir Chernov and director Peter Kazaras studying for her MM in Voice at UCLA. She has worked extensively with voice teachers Arianna Zukerman and Neil Semer and coaches Giovanni Reggioli and Douglas Sumi.