Rita Miranda was born in Lisbon in 1999. She started her music studies at the age of 6, at Academia Musical dos Amigos das Crianças in piano class with Margarida Prates. At the age of 11, she started vocal studies at Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa (IGL), in the class of Manuel Brás da Costa, and joined the school’s choirs as well.
Rita competed in Lisbon’s Summer Choral Festival between 2012 and 2018 with IGL Choirs (Coro Juvenil and Coro de Câmara), having earned first place in various years. With Coro Juvenil do IGL, she also participated in the 2016 Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonía, in Torrevieja, Spain. Currently, she is a member of the school’s Chamber Choir only.
Since 2016, she’s been singing as a soloist in IGL’s yearly opera workshop productions, and has participated in masterclasses with Armando Possante, Elsa Cortez and Ana Ester Neves.
In 2016, she played the part of Sorceress in Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”.
In 2017, she played the parts of Huntsman and Shepherdess in Blow’s “Venus and Adonis”, as well as Miss Baggot in Britten’s “The Little Sweep”.
In 2018 she played Orfeo (a role shared with three other colleagues) in IGL’s production of “A Viagem de Orfeu”, a combination of parts from the operas of Charpentier, Gluck and Monteverdi. In the same year, in the national premiere production of Aboulker’s “Les Enfants du Levant”, she played Augustine Brémond. In the same year, she attended Curso Internacional de Música Vocal in Aveiro, playing Nicklausse in “Hoffmann’s Tales”, and studying with João Lourenço.
She is currently studying vocal technique with João Lourenço, and is finishing her last year of studies at Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa.