Impassioned and upcoming mezzo-soprano Berenice Amador is a young talent on the rise. In 2013, she made her debut as Fidalma in the opera Il Matrimonio Segreto by Domenico Cimarosa. In 2016, she was notably cast in the contemporary opera Hydrogen Jukebox by Philip Glass under the direction of Maestro Krystoff Van Grysperre. In 2017, Berenice performed for Los Angeles’s only summer opera program, Angels Vocal Art, where she played the role of Mercedes in Carmen, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, and 3rd Spirit in The Magic Flute. Berenice performs with The Verdi Chorus and with Windsong Southland Chorale with whom she will be touring with for the American Celebration of Music in Austria and The Czech Republic.
Ardent about empowering underserved youth through music education, Berenice is a devoted Teaching Artist for Young Musicians Foundation. Berenice earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from California State University Los Angeles, where she studied under the tutelage of Dr. Susan Mohini-Kane. Ms. Amador plans to begin her graduate studies in Vocal Performance in the spring of 2018. Because of her pursuit of academic excellence and distinguished leadership achievements, Berenice has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships. Ms. Amador continues in her leadership roles as a board member for Windsong Southland Chorale. She also serves as a paraprofessional educator for the City of Fontana’s extended learning program for children in public schools.
Berenice is a California native who is deeply proud to be Mexican-American. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her loving family. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, discovering new foods, and creating new memories. You may visit her website at www.BereniceAmador.com.