Deborah Berruete Fuhrman began her musical studies on the piano and became a rather accomplished pianist. Later, her vocal studies took precedence. She studied voice in Miami with Mary Henderson Buckley, wife of the well known conductor, Emerson Buckley. She was selected to study voice and stage craft in a young artist program sponsored by the Greater Miami Opera and the University of Miami, called S*T*A*R*S. She worked with conductors Willy Anthony Waters, Michael Ching, and voice and acting with Caroline Stanford.

Shortly thereafter, she came to New York and attended the Mannes College of Music on a voice scholarship, and then transferred to the Manhattan School of Music. During this time, she became a member of Repertorio Espanol and performed with them for five years in their New York Off-Broadway theater, one of the oldest Off-Broadway theaters in New York. At Repertorio Espanol she appeared in various zarzuelas, Spanish and Latin American music reviews throughout the country with conductor and musical director, Pablo Zinger, a well known entity in the world of Latin American and Spanish music. Her Argentinean heritage came to play in these years, as the entire repertoire was done in Spanish.

Deborah’s operatic roles include Carmen, Dalila, Charlotte, Dido, Giulietta, Lola, and Dorabella to name a few. She is now expanding some of her repertoire to include Adalgisa, Eboli, and Azucena. Deborah’s voice has warmth, ring, depth, an intrinsically unique quality and a wide range of expression. This combined with her stage presence, acting ability, and artistic integrity has endeared her to many audiences, as well as colleagues.

In addition to opera, Deborah has done a fair share of oratorio in many of New York’s churches. She is also an accomplished concert artist having put together various recitals for the Great Neck Arts Center, an affiliate of the Kennedy Center’s “Partners in the Arts Institute”. In addition to the Great Neck Arts Center, Deborah has produced various concerts for the Great Neck Library and Stepping Stone Park Summer Concert Series.

In addition to all her performance endeavors, Deborah has been teaching voice privately in Long Island and is a member of The Associated Teachers Music League, Inc.

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