Kira Neary (New York City, NY), soprano, is currently getting her master’s degree at the Maryland Opera Studio, after having completed her undergraduate study at Northwestern University. Most recent roles include Papagena in Maryland Opera Studio’s Die Zauberflöte, La Musica in Northwestern University’s online production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Mother in David T. Little’s Dog Days with Northwestern University Opera Theater, Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea at Miami Music Festival, and the title role in Handel's Theodora, again with Northwestern University Opera Theater. With Northwestern's Contemporary Music Ensemble, she has recently recorded a movement of Marcos Balter’s meltDown Upshot, and in the winter of 2019, Kira sang the Midwest premiere of Kate Soper’s The Ultimate Poem is Abstract. She also sang the First Wren in a workshop of Justine F. Chen’s opera The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing with Chicago Opera Theater. This season, she will sing Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Prague Summer Nights festival. She will reprise that role in the spring at Maryland Opera Studio, where in the fall she will sing Mimì in Puccini’s La Boheme.