Maria
Valdes

Soprano
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 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 (COVID19 - postponed to 2021-22 season) and to make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Euridice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (COVID19). In 2021, Ms. Valdes sang the role of Younger Alyce in Glory Denied at Atlanta Opera, joined NYFOS@ Home for their It’s Summer in South America recital, covered the role of Lucy in The Threepenny Opera for Atlanta Opera and joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for their series of short films called In The Key of Bach. This summer, she reprised the role of Younger Alyce in Berkshire Opera Festival’s production of Glory Denied and will perform as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Summer Singers of Atlanta. During the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Valdes will make her Georgia Symphony Orchestra debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, returns to The Phoenix Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, makes her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Micaëla in Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen, makes her Gulf Coast Symphony debut as the soprano soloist in a concert titled “A Grand Night of Opera,” rejoins Berkshire Opera Festival for a recital, debuts the role of Maria in The Sound of Music with Charlottesville Opera, joins SongFest for a solo recital, and returns to the Bellingham Festival of Music to sing a concert of Strauss lieder.

 

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