Sharon Abreu is delighted to make her third appearance with the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. In previous Festivals, she sang the “Cantilena” from Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and the Papagena-Papageno duet from Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Ms. Abreu has sung lead roles in operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute. She has been a soloist for Mozart’s Vespers with Orchestra Seattle, Bach’s Magnificat and B Minor Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, and Haydn’s Missa Brevis with the Orcas Choral Society, and she starred in a sold-out run of the musical The Taffetas at Orcas Center. She also sang at the United Nations and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in South Africa, and has sung in concert with Pete Seeger and for Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.
In 2016, Ms. Abreu performed her one-woman musical show The Climate Monologues in the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival and the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York. She composed and recorded songs for Zero Waste Washington’s public-school education program. As half of the acoustic duo “Irthlingz” with Michael Hurwicz, Ms. Abreu co-wrote and recorded the “Switch It Up” song for OPALCO, the Orcas Power & Light Cooperative.
During her 20 years living on Orcas Island, Ms. Abreu has been a private voice teacher and vocal coach for the Orcas Choral Society and musicals at Orcas Center, including Billy Elliot and Mamma Mia. For two and a half years, she was an OICMF Musician-in-Residence, bringing music and singing to local preschools.
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