Recently described as a “first-rate singing actress ” (New York Times), Maria Valdes is rapidly gaining attention on both operatic and concert stages. Most recently she performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Mobile Symphony and Atlanta Opera. She will make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut in in winter of 2021.
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Hawaii Opera Theater , 2021
The Atlanta Opera, 2020
During the 2019-2020 season, Ms. Valdes’ engagements included a debut with Atlanta Opera as Doris Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and a return to Phoenix Symphony for performances of Handel’s Messiah. Ms. Valdes also recently made a company and role debut as Violetta in La traviata at Gulfshore Opera, her Rochester Philharmonic debut, reprising the role of Despina in Così fan tutte and debuted with West Edge Opera as Euridice in Orfeo ed Euridice.
In the concert realm, Ms. Valdes recently debuted with Virginia Symphony as the soprano soloist in Messiah, the Brooklyn Art Song Society singing Chants d’Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra singing Serenade to Music by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Bach Cantata No. 29. “Wir danken dir, Gott” and the Mobile Symphony as the soprano soloist in Ein deutsches Requiem.
— Jessia Balik, San Francisco Classical Voice 9/26/17