Forbes Names Adriana González One of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Central America

By David Salazar

For the second straight year, Forbes Centroamerica has named soprano Adriana González as one of the 100 most powerful women in Central America.

The magazine notes the Guatemalan soprano’s major accomplishments are the top prizes at such competitions as the Otto Edelmann Competition and Operalia Competition. It also notes that she recently made her Houston Opera debut this past spring and that her repertory includes works by Puccini and Bizet among others.

González’s 2022-23 season will open with a production of “Carmen” at the National Opera & Ballet in the Netherlands this September. From there she is set to give some recitals in Spain before heading to Versailles for “Echo et Narcisse” in late October. Verdi’s Requiem follows with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in mid-November, followed by “Carmen” in Paris at the Opéra Bastille.

She kicks off 2023 with Verdi’s Requiem in Oviedo and another production of “Carmen” at the Opéra de Toulon. Her season draws to a close with back-to-back productions of “Turandot” at the Opéra national du Rhin and Mulhouse.