KEPT UNDER GLASS: UNHEARD WOMEN'S VOICES
When: May 5th and 6th | 8:30pm and 9:30pm (Each performance is 30 minutes)
Where: The Corner of Whitman-Walker
1701 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Sounds of Hope & Harmony: Choral Concert - "Esperanza y Armonía”
When: May 13th | 5:30pm and 7:00pm (Each performance is 1 hour)
Where: The Secret Garden at the Rectory
711 Princess Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
With IN Series
Praised for her “vocal control and exquisite refinement” (DC Metro Arts), soprano Teresa
Ferrara is dedicated to music’s power to transcend social divides and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. She thrives in communicating the message of music to her audiences by expressing words with power and precision, whether performing in mainstage productions or outreach opportunities in her community.
Ms. Ferrara has performed as a solo vocalist at the Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage and
in the Terrace Theater, and her chorus work has allowed her to perform often with the National
Symphony Orchestra. It has also brought her to international venues in France and Cuba. She
has earned many awards for her singing, including the George Woodhead Prize in Voice from the Peabody Conservatory, the Award for Excellence in the Arts from the National Society of
Arts and Letters, and The Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Award. Most recently,
Ms. Ferrara was a semi-finalist in the FMMC’s 2019 Washington International Competition for
2019/2020 saw many firsts for Ms. Ferrara, including performances with Maryland Lyric Opera, Baltimore Musicales, and Opera on Tap. Appearing often with the IN Series opera company in Washington, D.C., Ms. Ferrara has been a featured soloist in their productions of Viva
V.E.R.D.I. - The Promised (an eight-singer adaptation of Verdi’s Requiem) and Figaro in Four
Quartets, in which she reprised the role of Countess Almaviva from Mozart’s Le Nozze di
Figaro. Other notable opera credits include Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Despina) and Don
Giovanni (Zerlina cover/Chorus), as well as Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (Giannetta) and
Massenet's Chérubin (L'Ensoleillad).
Ms. Ferrara attended the University of Maryland School of Music (B.M.), where she was a
member of the Primannum Honor Society and Sigma Alpha Iota. She recently completed her
graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory (M.M.) and is currently a soprano choral scholar
at the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church. Whether through opera, oratorio, or art song, Ms.
Ferrara plans to continue to pursue musical endeavors that stretch the norms of classical music and seek to educate and serve the community.
With Louisa Tringali as Susanna
With Mercy Calhoun, Second Soprano
2020-2021 Virtual Performances
Give Me Jesus, arr. by Moses Hogan
with Tanya Langlois, Piano
When: Premiered September 17th
With Baltimore Musicales
When: Premiered October 18th
When: Recorded September 26th
"The vocal control and exquisite refinement of Ferrara’s clear lyric soprano shone in the brief 'Quid sum miser...'"
"...the 'Lacrymosa' [is] strikingly complemented by Ferrara’s ethereal soprano..."
"...special recognition must be given to the ladies, in particular Teresa Ferrara as the Countess... In “Dove sono,” Ferrara delivers an exquisite performance, her voice as powerful and full of longing as her character’s existential entreaties, while also demonstrative of an impressive level of control. Ferrara’s aria is the musical highlight of the entire production."
-Beatrice Loayza, DC Metro Theater Arts | Figaro in Four Quartets