Ana Maria Martinez
Grammy-Winning Soprano is Spellbinding
Performance Dates
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:30pm at Crowder Hall


“She is blessed with a ripe, spinning lyrico-spinto voice that should sweep her to operatic stardom; even better, she radiates real warmth and simplicity.”   BOSTON GLOBE

Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings. Opera News’ cover story on Ms. Martinez in October 2014 declared that her “soprano harks back to the golden age.  Her range is even, from a dusky chest-voice through a claret-colored middle and up to radiant top, and is impressive in its quiet moments as it is at full power.” Leading roles for the soprano include Marguerite in Faust with Houston Grand Opera, a role debut as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Lyric Opera of Chicago, as well as Cio Cio San in Madame Butterfly with Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with San Francisco Opera. She can also be heard on Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle.”

This performance is part of the 2019 Desert Song Festival.

Photo by Tom Specht


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