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A Season of Debuts for HPAF Alumnus, Soprano Cecilia Violetta Lopez
Celebrated soprano, Cecilia Violetta López, has been named one of opera’s “25 Rising Stars” by Opera News. The singing actress is praised for her “alluring voice and incredible range” (Washington Times). She has received accolades for her signature role of Violetta in La traviata, which she has performed many times throughout North America. Her debut of the role was with Martina Arroyo Foundation’s prestigious summer festival, Prelude to Performance. From this performance, critic James Jorden exclaimed “she is a Violetta fully-formed and, I think, ready for the great stages of the world.” She has also performed the role with Opera Tampa, Opera Idaho, Ash Lawn Opera, and in her company debut with Virginia Opera. Ms. López also recently made her European debut as Norina in Don Pasquale with Zomeropera in Belgium, for which Klassiek Centraal exclaimed: “She turns out to be the revelation of the show and wins over the audience with her funny rendition, irresistible charm, and [she is] natural in the different vocals.”
”Cecilia’s 2018-19 season engagements include her debut as Maria in West Side Story with Opera Idaho, a company debut with Opera Colorado singing her signature role of Violetta in La traviata, a company debut with the Madison Symphony Orchestra as the Soprano Soloist in a Madison Symphony Christmas Concert, Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Virginia Opera, a role and company debut with Opera Omaha appearing as Marguerite in their production of Faust, followed by another company debut with Minnesota Opera singing Violetta in La traviata.