After a string of succesful performances with the Los Angeles Opera as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra opposite longtime mentor and colleague Placido Domingo, Ana María Martínez is currently at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in a role debut as Alice in Falstaff.
Save the Date for Ana María's rescheduled benefit concert performance to benefit the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. Click below for more information and for details on how to purchase tickets.
"Ana Maria Martinez is a quintessential modern diva, juggling opera and concert dates along with her busy family life. Agile enough to do back flips in a recent Glyndebourne Rusalka, she's acclaimed for her rich, radiant, gleaming soprano and keen acting, which she has displayed at the world's top opera houses since the mid-90s...."
"Soprano Ana Maria Martinez, who received rave reviews for her lead role in Houston Grand Opera's production of Madame Butterfly, starred as guest of honor at Judi McGee's River Oaks home during a gathering for the University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Society."
"Breathtakingly beautiful to see and to hear, Houston Grand Opera's new production of Puccini's Madame Butterflylaunches the company's 56th season on a note of subtle yet complete triumph.
With artfully focused direction by the renowned Michael Grandage in his notable HGO debut and soprano Ana Maria Martinez making a memorable role debut with her gloriously sung and powerfully acted Cio-Cio-San, this is a textbook example of how to refresh a beloved "warhorse" while remaining true to all its core values."
Click above to watch a video excerpt promoting Glyndebourne's recently released Rusalka disc starring Ana Maria. It includes video clips and photos of the production along with comments from the director and performers.
I wish to thank everyone for their amazing support and good wishes.
Yes, I fell into the orchestra pit during the first act of Rusalka at Glyndebourne last Friday. While traumatic and painful, thankfully, no bones were broken and aside from feeling sore, all seems to be well. I truly wanted to finish the performance! The paramedics and the company thought it wise to go to the hospital instead. I'd say they made a wise choice and I thank them for their great care and concern!