Maria Valdes

Maria Valdes

Recently described as a “first-rate singing actress ” (New York Times), Maria Valdes is rapidly gaining attention on both operatic and concert stages. Most recently she performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Symphony and Atlanta Opera. She will make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut in in winter of 2021.

The Phoenix Symphony
Ein deutsches Requiem, Messiah, 2018
San Francisco Opera
Adler Fellow, 2014-2016
Merola Opera Program
Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, 2013
Bellingham Festival of Music
Guest Artist, 2012, 2015, 2018
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Maria Valdes
is represented by
Justin Werner
Stratagem Artists


Orpheus in the Und...

Hawaii Opera Theater , 2021

Glory Denied
Younger Alyce

The Atlanta Opera, 2020


American soprano Maria Valdes was recently described as a “first-rate singing actress and a perfectly charming Gilda” (New York Times). During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Valdes returned to Atlanta Opera as Cristina Kahlo in Frida and Younger Alyce in Glory Denied (COVID). During the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Valdes was slated to return to Houston Grand Opera to sing the role of Amy in the world premiere of The Snowy Day (COVID) and during the winter of 2021, Ms. Valdes will make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Eurydice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld.

During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Valdes’ engagements included a debut with Atlanta Opera as Doris Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and a return to Phoenix Symphony for performances of Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Valdes also recently made a company and role debut as Violetta in La traviata at Gulfshore Opera, her Rochester Philharmonic debut, reprising the role of Despina in Così fan tutte and debuted with West Edge Opera as Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice.

In the concert realm, Ms. Valdes recently debuted with Virginia Symphony as the soprano soloist in Messiah, the Brooklyn Art Song Society singing Chants d’Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra singing Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Bach Cantata No. 29. “Wir danken dir, Gott” and the Mobile Symphony as the soprano soloist in Ein deutsches Requiem.
“Valdes seems on her way to the otherworldly realm of stardom.”
— Jessia Balik, San Francisco Classical Voice 9/26/17