Soprano Teresa Ferrara is dedicated to music’s power to transcend social divides and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds. She has performed as a solo vocalist at the Kennedy Center on the Millennium Stage and in the Terrace Theater, and her chorus work has allowed her to perform often with the National Symphony Orchestra. It has also brought her to international venues in France and Cuba. She has earned many awards for her singing, including the Award for Excellence in the Arts from the National Society of Arts and Letters, The Washington Post Music and Dance Scholarship Award, and 3rd place in the Friday Morning Music Club Sue Goetz Memorial Competition for Singers two years in a row. Recent opera credits include Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess Almaviva), Così fan tutte (Despina), Bastian and Bastiana (Bastiana), and Don Giovanni (Zerlina cover/Chorus), as well as Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (Giannetta) and Massenet's Chérubin (L'Ensoleillad). As a recent graduate of the Master of Music program at the Peabody Conservatory, she plans to continue to pursue musical endeavors that stretch the norms of classical music and seek to educate and serve the community.