Zarah Brock

Soprano    Actress

 
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National Arts Center Orchestra YAP
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Zerlina- Don Giovanni
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Belinda-Dido and Aeneas
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National Arts Center Orchestra
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Belinda-Dido and Aeneas
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Frasquita - Carmen (card trio)
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Orfée aux enfers
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Giannetta-L'elisir d'amore
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Hanna Glawari-The Merry Widow
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Susanna- Le nozze di Figaro (scenes)
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Barcarolle-Les contes d'Hoffman
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Casilda-The Gondoliers
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Annio - La clemenza di Tito
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Casilda-The Gondoliers
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Casilda-The Gondoliers
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Libiamo
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Constance - Dialogues des Carmélites
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Constance - Dialogues des Carmélites
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Constance-Dialogues des Carmélites
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ABOUT ZARAH

Described as having a voice composed of a "warm, rich middle and shining top," with "convincing, sometimes arresting interpretive choices," Zarah Brock, soprano, recently made her debut with the Richmond Ballet and Richmond Symphony as the soprano soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana.

 

Zarah is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland where she was a member of the Maryland Opera Studio, studying under Delores Ziegler. While at UMD, Zarah performed the roles of Annio in La clemenza di Tito and Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, covered Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and created the roles of the Chamberlain in an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Young King and Coretta Wilkins in Towne Hall.

 

Zarah received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she sang the roles of Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow, Casilda in The Gondoliers and First Spirit in Die Zauberflöte.

 

In the summer of 2019, Zarah was a Young Artist at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario and trained as a Fellow at the CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster Choir College. Zarah also trained at the late Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival for three consecutive summers and also had the privilege to travel to Oman with the Castleton Festival to sing in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House in Muscat. In the summer of 2017, Zarah sang Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and returned home to Virginia to sing Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with the Stafford Opera Troupe, where she also served as a faculty member. Other roles include Lucy in The Telephone and Don Ettore in La canterina with Olde Towne Opera. She has also been an emerging artist with Bel Canto in Tuscany as well as the Harrower Summer Opera and Atlantic Music Festival.

Zarah has competed as a semi finalist in the Lotte Lenya Competition as well as the Annapolis Opera Competition. Zarah has garnered top prizes from the Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing, is a second place winner of the American Prize in Voice, a recipient of the Richmond Friends of Opera scholarship, as well as the Victor Rice Opera Assistantship.

ENGAGEMENTS

Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition (postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19)

April 4-5 2020

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis, MD

Selected as a Semi Finalist, Zarah heads to Annapolis to sing for the 32nd Annual Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition! 

Vann Vocal Institute

March 13-14 2020

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

Zarah heads to Huntingdon College in Alabama to be a soprano with the Vann Vocal Institute for it's 13th year, in association with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

Lotte Lenya Competition Semi Finals

March 11-12 2020

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, NYC

Zarah is thrilled to perform some of her favorite music selections for the Semi Finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition!

Lisette Oropesa Masterclass - Divas and Donuts

March 7 2020

Old Presbyterian Meeting House

Alexandria, VA

Zarah is so grateful to be able to participate in a masterclass guided by Lisette Oropesa and organized by the Potomac Vocal Institute

Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn

January 26 2020

Georgetown

Epiphany Festival

Zarah sings the soprano solos in Cherubini's Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn with the Georgetown Epiphany Festival 

Handel's Messiah

December 8 2019

Bon Air

Presbyterian Church

Zarah returns to Richmond to sing the Soprano solos in Handel's Messiah at Bon Air Presbyterian Church

Carmina Burana

September 27-29 2019

Richmond Ballet

Zarah is thrilled to sing the soprano solos in Carl Orff's

Carmina Burana with the Richmond Ballet and Richmond Symphony!

CoOPERAtive

July 2019

Westminster Choir College

Zarah trained as a Fellow at the CoOPERAtive Program in Princeton, New Jersey

National Arts Centre Young Artist

June 2019

National Arts Centre, Ontario

Zarah performed works of Bach, Handel, Brahms, Mozart and Schumann as a Young Artist at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario

The American Prize in Voice (Opera) The Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Awards 2021

Summer 2021

Zarah named as a Second Place winner for the American Prize in Voice (Women in Opera Professional Division)

Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition (postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19)

April 4-5 2020

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis, MD

Selected as a Semi Finalist, Zarah heads to Annapolis to sing for the 32nd Annual Annapolis Opera Vocal Competition! 

Vann Vocal Institute & Faculty Consensus Award Winner

March 13-14 2020

Montgomery Symphony Orchestra

Zarah heads to Huntingdon College in Alabama to be a soprano with the Vann Vocal Institute for it's 13th year, in association with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. She also received a Faculty Consensus Award while attending.

Lotte Lenya Competition Semi Finals

March 11-12 2020

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, NYC

Zarah is thrilled to perform some of her favorite music selections for the Semi Finals of the Lotte Lenya Competition!

Lisette Oropesa Masterclass - Divas and Donuts

March 7 2020

Old Presbyterian Meeting House

Alexandria, VA

Zarah is so grateful to be able to participate in a masterclass guided by Lisette Oropesa and organized by the Potomac Vocal Institute

Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn

January 26 2020

Georgetown

Epiphany Festival

Zarah sings the soprano solos in Cherubini's Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn with the Georgetown Epiphany Festival 

Handel's Messiah

December 8 2019

Bon Air

Presbyterian Church

Zarah returns to Richmond to sing the Soprano solos in Handel's Messiah at Bon Air Presbyterian Church

Carmina Burana

September 27-29 2019

Richmond Ballet

Zarah is thrilled to sing the soprano solos in Carl Orff's

Carmina Burana with the Richmond Ballet and Richmond Symphony!

CoOPERAtive

July 2019

Westminster Choir College

Zarah trained as a Fellow at the CoOPERAtive Program in Princeton, New Jersey

National Arts Centre Young Artist

June 2019

National Arts Centre, Ontario

Zarah performed works of Bach, Handel, Brahms, Mozart and Schumann as a Young Artist at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario