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Maria Pappas



MARIA PAPPAS, soprano, holds a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Temple
University, where she studied with celebrated Klara Meyers and earlier with Maria Bachauer.
Cover Girl for Good Housekeeping Magazine, August 2007, Maria is an extraordinary spinto-lyrico soprano whose many operatic portrayals of Aida, Tosca, and major roles in L’Amico Fritz, La Boheme, Carmen, Le Cid, The Magic Flute, La Rondine, La Traviata and Turandot have always captivated her audiences.

Maria studied with William Riley, master pedagogue for the Metropolitan Opera and Sony
Artists, Josephine Guido-Sadacca, and was invited to study privately, gratis, by Licia Albanese. She coached with Roberta Knie, Antonietta Stella and Rita Patane.  Maria was the recipient of the Elsa Fink Junior achievement award for voice, the Esther Boyer Voice Scholarship, and is a member of the Golden Key National Honors Society and the Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity.

Maria has sung with the Amici Opera, the Delaware Valley Opera, The Little Lyric Opera, The Newtown Chamber Orchestra, and Temple University’s Opera Theater. In concert, she has appeared with Opera International at Teatro di Fiuggi, Italy, and has given local recitals at Rock Hall and Klein Hall, Temple University, and the Woodmere Art Museum, to name a few.

Sylvester Stallone personally invited Maria to appear in his movie “Rocky Six” and Lee Daniels engaged her for a solo operatic concert in Rhode Island at the premiere of his movie “Shadow Boxer”.  Maria also sang the national anthem for a Philadelphia Phillies and Soul games, and appeared in concert with the Italian Festival with the City Rhythm Orchestra.

Nickelodeon TV featured Maria as Brunhilde on their program “Hi-Jinks.”
In addition to her performing activities, Maria Pappas has a full private voice and piano studio.

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