325 Stratford Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa 15232 USA
"… crystal clear soprano voice and dramatic persona."
- Los Angeles News
"Lilly Abreu is a dynamic, versatile and brilliant artist of the voice.
Her audiences are inspired and spellbound by her elegant voice and charisma."
- Andrés Cárdenes ,
Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Lilly Abreu is one of
Brazil’s great cultural assets and a versatile artist with numerous appearances
as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras in France, Spain, Portugal,
Argentina, Angola, United States and Brazil.
Ms. Abreu currently
sings with the Pittsburgh Opera and has been in productions such as Street
Scene, Turandot, Falstaff, La Traviata and Tosca at the
Benedum Theater. With the Pittsburgh Opera Theater she appeared in the
production of Susannah.
In addition to her
classical engagements, Ms. Abreu is also an accomplished popular music artist,
performing regularly some of the greatest tunes of the Brazilian and the Latin
music in collaboration with Rick Purcell, Eric Susoeff, Dwayne Dolphin , James
Johnson, Spider Rondinelli, Kenny Blake, Eric deFade, just to mention a few of
the finest musicians in the greater Pittsburgh area. She is also currently
performing and recording with the renowned White Tie Jazz Trio, whose musicians
are also members of the famed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
In November 2002, The
Pittsburgh Foundation, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University
collaborated to present a concert with Lilly Abreu and the Grammy nominated
Cuarteto Latinoamericano in concert, where they performed some of the gems of
Brazilian Popular music, with arrangements specially commissioned for her and
the string quartet. A CD of this unique repertoire will be released in the near
Lilly Abreu has
appeared as a vocalist in several Latin American Festivals and has been honored
with her recent appointment as a Center Associate in the University of
Pittsburgh Center for International Studies.
Lilly Abreu was in
the spotlight when performing at the Latin American Gas and Energy Conference in
Rio de Janeiro. In western Pennsylvania, Ms. Abreu has performed in a concert
series with the River City Brass Band, Denis Colwel, music director (also
broadcast on national public radio ) and Villa-Lobos’ Songs of the Tropical
Forest with Juan Pablo Izquierdo and the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.
Dubbing for the
Disney movies in Brazil, Lilly recorded Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin,
Pocahontas, Bambi, Song of the South, 101 Dalmatians CD-ROM, and Disney on Ice
in the voice of Cinderella.
Lilly Abreu is active
and in demand as a voice teacher and currently teaches vocal technique at
Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College as well as her private studio.
Ms. Abreu received her Bachelor’s of Music from Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) and a Master’s in Voice Performance from Carnegie Mellon University