B I O G R A P H Y
Drea Pressley, mezzo soprano, performs with the Los
Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and
has performed with New Orleans Opera Association, and
Operafestival di Roma. As a member of Los Angeles
Master Chorale, Ms. Pressley toured Europe with the Los
Angeles Philharmonic, premiering John Adam’s new work,
The Gospel According to the Other Mary.
Drea enjoys performing with several of New Mexico’s
premiere arts organizations, including Santa Fe Pro
Musica, and has performed with Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe
New Music, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the New Mexico
Symphony Orchestra, Canticum Novum, and Sangre de
Ms. Pressley's operatic roles include Cherubino (Le nozze
di Figaro), L’enfant (L’enfant et les Sortileges), Berta (The
Barber of Seville), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus).
Oratorio repertoire includes Mozart’s Mass in C minor,
Requiem, Vesperae sollemnes; Bach’s Mass in B minor,
Magnificat, Cantata 78, Arvo Pärt’s Passio, Handel’s
Messiah, Haydn’s Harmonie- Messe, Vivaldi’s Gloria and
Dixit Dominus, Saint-Säen’s Christmas Oratorio, Duruflé’s
Requiem, Charpentier’s Messe de minuit pour Noël, John
Tavener’s Lamentations and Praises, and David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion.
In addition to stage performance, one of Drea's favorite vocations is singing as a studio musician in Hollywood and she can be heard on movie soundtracks including Avatar, Cowboys and Aliens, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Godzilla. She is a proud member of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).
Drea also enjoys teaching and has a private studio of piano and voice students. She has also taught music at several elementary schools in the Bay area.
Recently, Drea relocated to the beautiful town of Durango, CO where she will continue teaching and performing.