Maria Valdes
(She/Her) American soprano Maria Valdes was recently described as a “first-rate singing actress and a perfectly charming Gilda” (New York Times). During the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Valdes made her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Micaëla in Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen, her Charlottesville Opera debut as Maria in The Sound of Music, and returned to the Bellingham Festival of Music to sing a concert of Strauss lieder. This fall, she will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera to cover Papagena in The Magic Flute.
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Maria Valdes

American soprano Maria Valdes was recently described as a "first-rate singing actress and a perfectly charming Gilda" (New York Times). During the 2022-2023 season, Ms. Valdes makes her Metropolitan Opera debut covering Papagena in The Magic Flute, returns to Atlanta Opera as Léontine in L’Amant anonyme, returns to Hawaii Opera Theater as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, sings Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Newport Classical and makes her Symphony San Jose debut singing Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Carmina Burana. She also joins Madison Chamber Music Festival for a recital. In 2023-2024, Ms. Valdes will join the Phoenix Symphony singing Strauss’ Four Last Songs, the Greensboro Symphony singing Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, and makes a return to Houston Grand Opera in a role TBA.

Recent roles include Maria in The Sound of Music with Charlottesville Opera, Younger Alyce in Glory Denied, Cristina Kahlo in Frida, and Doris Parker in Charlie Parker's Yardbird, all at Atlanta Opera, Violetta in La traviata at Gulfshore Opera, Despina in Cosi fan tutte with Rochester Philharmonic, and Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice with West Edge Opera. In the 2017-2018 season, she made her debut with New York City Opera in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera singing the role of Diana in the mariachi opera, Cruzar la cara de la luna, and her debut with Opera Theatre of St. Louis as Amore in Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.


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Contemporary Classical Music