Artist of The Week: Catalina Cuervo

Colombian Soprano Makes Her New York City Opera Debut In Signature Role

By Francisco Salazar

Catalina Cuervo has become synonymous with one role; “Maria de Buenos Aria.” The role has brought her much acclaim around the United States as she has brought the opera to major companies in Arizona, New Orleans, Florida, Cincinnati, and Atlanta.

To date, she is also the soprano who has performed the role more than any other singer and as OperaWire noted, she is “impressive” and sings the role with great passion.

Now Cuervo returns to the role for her New York City Opera debut in a production that she is familiar with. The soprano will not only make her debut with the company, but she will be part of the company’s third annual Opera Hispanica initiative to bring opera to the Latino community.

But if you miss ”Maria de Buenos Aires,” the Colombian soprano will continue exploring her Latin roots with “Frida,” a role she created at the Michigan Opera. She will also shift gears from opera and head to Colombia for her Symphony of the Night rock show later in the year.

Cuervo, who was named as one of the 5 most successful Colombian Sopranos in the Opera World by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, is also set to tour throughout the US.


For those who are familiar with the sopranos’ voice here is a video of Cuervo performing “Maria de Buenos Aires.”

And here she is performing Musetta’s Waltz from “La Boheme.”


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