B i o g r a p h y
Cuban-American soprano, Monica Camafreita, was surrounded by music from a young age. She began piano and violin studies as a toddler in her native Miami, Florida. In elementary school, Monica began singing with the Miami Children’s Chorus, under the baton of Timothy Sharp, and knew she had found her niche. This led her to begin serious private classical voice study with Oscar Diaz, Jr. She later moved to New York City for her undergraduate musical studies at Manhattan School of Music where she had the pleasure of studying privately with Mignon Dunn and Neil Rosenshein.
Monica has appeared onstage throughout the United States, and abroad, in both opera and concert most recently with Opera for Earth, Regina Opera, Brooklyn Opera Works, New York Lyric Opera, Eurasia Festival, MORE Opera, the Hannah Senesh Society, and New York Opera Forum. She has previously sung roles in Gluck’s Echo et Narcisse, Terrence McNally’s Master Class, Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Wagner's Das Rheingold, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Handel's Rinaldo, Verdi's Il Trovatore, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and Verdi’s Macbeth and was a finalist in the 2022 Century Opera Lucine Amara Art Song Competition. Monica is looking forward to her debut with the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva as Third Lady in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte which will be sung in Hebrew. She currently studies and coaches privately in New York City and is on the Board of Directors of, Opera for Earth, a nonprofit that uses performance of opera and art song to raise awareness of the value in preserving and caring for our natural resources.