Brooke Collins, Dorothee


 Boston Magazine calls Brooke Lieberman Collins a “showstopper” and “ubersoprano,” 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 (Finalist), 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 2006 she won 2nd place in the Leopoldskron Vocal Competition in Salzburg, Austria, and in 2001 she was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts.


Brooke has sung on the stages of the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, New York’s State Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall, and in venues throughout Europe.She has performed with the New York City Ballet, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the New York and Boston Pops, the Boston Camerata, and the Tanglewood Music Center.


As a concert soloist, Brooke’s appearances include Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Requiem, Coronation Mass and Vesperae Solelmnes; Handel’ 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 Marzelline (Fidelio), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni).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,” with 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 graduated 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.


Brooke currently lives in New York City, where she performs actively and maintains a private voice studio.