Soprano Amaranta Viera has been recently featured as a soloist at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in excerpts from Korine Fujiwara’s opera The Flood; on the Great Music in a Great Space series at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; with the Alba Consort in their theatrical staging of the medieval Gallician song cycle Siete Canciones de Amigo; as a Satrap in the critically-acclaimed recent revival of The Play of Daniel at the Cloisters, on tour, and as part of Trinity Wall Street’s Twelfth Night Festival; with the Grammy-nominated Voices of Ascension as part of their Mendelssohn Festival; at the Park Avenue Armory in Ann Hamilton’s Event of a Thread; and with Piffaro, the Renaissance Band.
Amaranta’s vocal gifts allow her to excel in music spanning many periods and centuries, but her great interest and specialty is in music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, and she has created several recital programs that showcase this. She has performed music of the French and Italian Baroque at the Teatro Municipal in Vila Real, Portugal; on the Boston Early Music Festival's fringe series; at Sweet Briar College in Virginia; and in venues all over New York City.
Ms Viera is also a sought-after ensemble singer and is frequently engaged by the Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, Voices of Ascension, Musica Sacra, the Choirs of St. John the Divine and St. Ignatius Loyola for their concert series’, as well as by the Concert Chorale of New York and New York Choral Artists in collaboration with the Mostly Mozart Festival and the New York, Los Angeles, and Vienna Philharmonics.
She holds a degree in English literature from Williams College and studied Historical Performance at the Mannes College of Music.