Montclair, NJ
USA

Performance opportunities for singers. 
Social justice through arts accessibility. 
Musical education outreach.

Staff

General/Artistic Directors

Mia Riker-Norrie

General Director/Founder
(Click on photo for Mia's resume.)
Mia founded Opera Theatre of Montclair in January 2013.  Mia is also Director of Montclair Voice Studio.  She raised three children in Montclair and continues to live there with her husband, David T. Norrie, Esq.

As a soprano:

The New York Times
:  "Mia Riker-Norrie played Musetta with sterling control and brassiness worthy of Ethel Merman."  Opera News:  “Mia Riker-Norrie's high-energy portrayal of Adele offered dazzling top notes.”  The Villager:  She “inspired confidence from the moment she took the stage and retained full vocal command throughout.  Her Violetta was exciting…with artfully spontaneous diminuendos and descending phrases that draped themselves with silken fluidity.”  The Sun:  As Gilda, she “consistently hit the high notes in the score (not something that happens on a regular basis uptown).” Her teachers/coaches were the late Walter Blazer, Maria Vernole, David Reeves, Anthony Amato, Kurt Klippstatter and Sandra Darling.

Rebecca Eng

Assistant General Director
Rebecca Eng was raised in Montclair and is currently a resident of West Orange where she lives with her husband and two kids.  She is an award-winning piano teacher and collaborative pianist.   Rebecca has a Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College and a Masters of Music in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.  She has performed at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie Hall) and served as a staff accompanist at Montclair State University. Rebecca serves as the Chairperson for the Music Educators of New Jersey Annual Piano Competition. In addition, Rebecca is a busy soccer mom and active church member of Redeemer Montclair. She is the daughter of the late May Eng, a highly-respected Montclair piano teacher.