Boston Magazine calls Brooke Lieberman Collins a “showstopper” and “ubersoprano,” the Stamford Advocate applauds her “smooth, creamy voice,” and the Baltimore Sun writes, “Brooke Lieberman Collins created a believable Cherubino, lanky and lovesick. The ornamentation she added to Voi che sapete was a delightful touch.”
Brooke has received awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (Level 1), the National Association of Teachers of Singing (Third Place), the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts (National Vocal Competition Winner), the Harvard Musical Association (Third Prize), and the Accapella Singers (Competition Winner). In 2009, she won 1st Place in the 5 Towns Music and Art Foundation’s Young Musician Competition, 2nd Place in the Philharmonic Society of Arlington’s Young Artist Competition and was named a finalist in
the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition; 2006 brought a 2nd-Place win in the Leopoldskron Vocal Competition in Salzburg, Austria. She has recently been awarded the George Woodhead Prize in Voice, a Radcliffe Fellowship for music study in Italy, a Peabody Career Development Grant, and she was named a John Harvard Scholar. At the age of 18, she became a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, receiving honors from President Bush and performing songs and arias in the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall. Brooke is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists and Actors’ Equity Association.
Brooke has sung on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall, David H. Koch Theater, Alice Tully Hall, New York City Center, Symphony Space, Wolf Trap, Jordan Hall, Opera Delaware, and in venues throughout Europe. She has perform
ed with the New York City Ballet, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the New York and Boston Pops, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Camerata, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Amore Opera, Hillhouse Opera, Harbor Opera, Troupers Light Opera, Tanglewood Music Center, New York Lyric Opera, and the National Chorale. With the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Brooke regularly appears in off-Broadway and touring productions, as well as in outreach residencies in local schools. As a concert soloist, Brooke’s appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Requiem, Coronation Mass and Vesperae Solelmnes; Handel’s Messiah; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass; Bach’s Magnificat, St. Matthew Passion, and several cantatas; and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5. Her complete operatic roles include Pamina and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Susanna and Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina and Donna El
vira (Don Giovanni), Norina (Don Pasquale), Marzelline (Fidelio), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore), Oberto (Alcina), Angelina (Trial by Jury), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), Phylla (Utopia, Limited), Annina (La Traviata), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Dorothée (Cendrillon). She has studied and partially performed approximately forty other roles, spanning early Baroque opera through contemporary works. A proponent of new music, Brooke recently sang principle roles in the world premieres of two operas: The Bungalow, by Jason Reed, and Galileo’s Passion, by Jeffrey Lindon, the latter of which was recorded with full orchestra. Brooke is also an active recitalist and is passionate about song literature and vocal chamber music. She demonstrated this enthusiasm on NPR’s “From the Top,” performing songs by Dominick Argento. Brooke has been chosen to participate in numerous master classes before acclaimed singers such as Thomas Hampson, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, and Phyllis Curtin.
Brooke has spent five summers studying and concertizing in Europe, and two summers at Tanglewood. Training programs include the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program, Opera Lirica, the Spoleto Vocal Arts Symposium, and the University of Miami School of Music in Salzburg.
Brooke attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, before graduating from Harvard University, where
she earned an AB cum laude in Music with a Language Citation in Italian. In Cambridge, Brooke served as General Director for the Cambridge Early Music Project, Classical Music Director for WHRB (Harvard Radio Broadcasting), and Manager of the Harvard Summer Chorus. Brooke earned Masters degrees in Voice and Music Theory Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. She held faculty positions in the Voice and Music Theory departments of the Peabody Preparatory division. Additionally, she taught and assisted Theory and Musicology courses in the Conservatory division, conducted the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute Choral Society, and taught Voice and Piano at local community music schools. Brooke went on to found a music tutoring company called Bravissimo, and currently lives in New York City, where she teache
s private lessons and performs regularly.