BIOGRAPHY

"Highly praised for her warm quality of voice..."

and unique timbre, soprano Larisa Martínez has established a strong, distinctive presence in the classical performance world.  

 

In fall 2019, Ms. Martinez made both her Kennedy Center debut at the inaugural REACH festival  and her Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage debut, singing Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Athens Philharmonic, led by Maestro Yiannis Hadjiloizou.  

 

Ms Martínez was recently seen as Violetta in Wichita Opera’s production of La Traviata, and  as Maria in a concert version of West Side Story with Lawrence Foster and Michael Fabiano  at Festival Napa Valley.  

 

She has also collaborated with violinist Joshua Bell on the Emmy-nominated PBS special, Live from Lincoln Center: Seasons of Cuba. For the last two years, Ms. Martínez has been touring with Andrea Bocelli throughout North America including Madison Square Garden, South America, and Europe.

"Ms. Martinez made both of her debuts in Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in 2019."

In July 2016, she created the role of Isaura in the world premiere of Mercadante’s  Francesca da Rimini, conducted by Fabio Luisi.  

 

Her other roles include Gilda, Juliette, Adina, Norina, Susanna, Giulietta and  Lucía di Lammermoor.  

 

An avid recitalist with a passion for art song and theater, Ms. Martínez has been  showcased at the Kennedy Center, the American Songbook with Michael Feinstein,  Lyric Chamber Music Society, and internationally with the Franz Schubert Society in Austria, and L'Art du Chant Francais across southern France.

"Ms. Martínez is a winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition PR district"

Ms. Martínez is a winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Opera National Council  Audition PR district, where she also received the Angel Ramos Foundati on Award and the Audience Prize.  

 

She was invited by the Metropolitan Opera Guild 2018 Annual Gala as  a guest artist to honor Anna Netrebko.  

 

In 2018, Ms. Martínez recorded Voices of Opera with tenor Carlton Moe,  a new virtual instrument produced by EastWest Sounds.  

 

She is a proud artistic resident of Turnaround Arts, led by the Presidential  Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

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