- Dec 10 2021
- 8:00 pm
- Open to the Public
NMPAS Recital Series I
Music of the Season
Cecilia Violetta López, soprano
Luke Gullickson, piano
A complete artist bio is found at: ceciliaviolettalopez.com. Cecilia López lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Celebrated soprano, Cecilia Violetta López, has been named one of “Idaho’s Top 10 Most Influential Women of the Century” by USA Today and has been named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News. The singing actress is constantly praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range” (Washington Post).
She has received accolades for her signature role of Violetta in La traviata, which she has performed countless times throughout North America. Critic James Jorden exclaimed, “she is a Violetta fully- formed and, I think, ready for the great stages of the world.” She has now performed the role with Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Tampa, Opera Idaho, Ash Lawn Opera, The Northern Lights Music Festival, Madison Opera, Pacific Symphony and Virginia Opera. Ms. López made her European début as Norina in Don Pasquale with Zomeropera in Belgium.
From her performance as Adina in The Elixir of Love with Virginia Opera, The Virginian- Pilot hailed, “Cecilia Violetta López is showing local audiences why Opera News named her one of its ’25 Rising Stars.’ In the lead role of Adina, she hit the highest notes with ringing clarity, performed the vocal runs with precision and grace and showed a particular charm and humanity in the softest passages and lowest ranges.” In her recent performance as Marguerite in Faust with Opera Omaha, the Omaha World-Herald claimed, “… López sang Marguerite’s seduction, madness and salvation with an other worldly wisdom and artistry.”
Despite the halting effects of COVID-19 in the opera industry, Ms. López’s 2020-2021 [season] has included both virtual and live recitals with Opera Idaho, Opera Las Vegas, Austin Opera, Opera Southwest, Chatter ABQ, and Madison Opera. She made her company debut with Pacific Symphony as Violetta in their 90 minute version of La traviata and will also be the featured soprano soloist in the world premier of Mi Camino, a virtual project with Opera Cultura. Cecilia will return to Opera Colorado as a soprano soloist in Canciones de Nuestras Tierras: a live, outdoor performance.
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