Ana María Martínez as Carmen in online LA Opera performance
August 20, 2020
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Ana María Martínez as Carmen in online LA Opera performance

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:00pm PST
Opera Livingroom Recital with Ana María Martínez
This program is generously supported by the Tourist office of Spain: http://www.spain.info/en_US/

During these difficult times, remaining connected and fueled by the arts is vital for us all. Bravo, LA Opera, for your initiative, and thank you for selecting our production of CARMEN, to inaugurate the “From the Vault” series. I greatly look forward to when we can all perform live in opera houses around the world for our dear audiences! Stay safe, everyone, and hang in there! We’re all in this together! https://www.laopera.org/discover/laoathome/coming-up-next/

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The Tourist Office of Spain is pleased to invite you to a free opera session: Ana Maria Martinez Living Room Recital , taking place on August 25, that will go live on Facebook and will then be available on LA Opera’s website.

We also invite you to enjoy the latest events that have taken place last week:

Il Triviatore, a trivia session with opera star Nicholas Brownlee from his home, and Gaby Flores Living Room Recital available on both, LA Opera’s Facebook page and LA Opera’s website.

All these events are sponsored by The Tourist Office of Spain in LA, we hope you enjoy them.

In the meantime, please stay home, be safe, and protect you and those around you.

The Tourist office of Spain team: http://www.spain.info/en_US/

www.tourspain.es/  www.spain.info

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ABOUT: Ana María Martínez

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.  Her repertoire encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, and she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings. Recent rave reviews for the soprano include the following:

“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.” (Opera News, Cover Story)

“The production was grounded by the exquisite performance of the title role by Ana María Martínez, who sang the opera for Glyndebourne in 2009. The soprano was in ravishing vocal estate, offering reams of floated lyricism in Act I’s famous song to the moon, as well as prodigious dynamic control in “Ó marno to je” and power in reserve for the climaxes of “Necitelná vodní moci….Martínez’s achievement was easily one of the great soprano performances of the present era at Lyric.” (Opera News, Rusalka, Lyric Opera of Chicago)

“Martínez’s voice alone – with its chocolate-rich vibrancy in the low and middle range and its thrilling brilliance at the top – is worth the price of admission, but she also has the expressive range, as a singing actress, to portray Marguerite’s complex transformation from youthful innocent in the throes of first love to outcast sinner consumed by tragedy and madness, who then achieves the miracle of redemption.” (Opera News, Faust, Houston Grand Opera)

“It was a bit of theatrical magic in a beautiful performance: modest and delicate, yet rising to glimpses of the epic in her final aria of self-sacrifice.” (The New York Times, Madama Butterfly, The Metropolitan Opera)

 

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