Catalina Cuervo to Host ‘Latin Heat: Sounds of my Land’

By Francisco Salazar

The Long Beach Opera is hosting “Latin Heat: Sounds of my Land.”

The panel, which will discuss Hispanic Classical Music, will be hosted by Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo.

Soprano Elizabeth Caballero, conductor Jorge Parodi, director José María Condemi, baritone and professor Ricardo Herrera will head the discussion. Andrea Catán, arts administrator, harpist, and promoter of Daniel Catán’s music, will also participate.

Cuervo is a well-known soprano who has performed with the Florida Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, New York City Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater. She is best known for her interpretations of “Frida” and “Maria de Buenos Aires.”

Caballero is a recognized soprano who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro de la Zarzuela, and Carnegie Hall.

Parodi is the Music Director of Opera in Williamsburg while Herrera has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, San Francisco Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater.

Catán has lectured for the Teatro Real de Madrid, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Dorothy Chandler Pavillon for Los Angeles Opera, University of Houston, and Philadelphia City Opera, among others.

Condemi has worked at the San Francisco Opera, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Canadian Opera Company, and Seattle Opera, among others.

The panel will be held on June 8, 4:00 PM PST or 7:00 ET on the company’s Facebook page.