Cecilia Duarte created the role of Renata in Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, the world’s first mariachi opera, touring with it to the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera, and Arizona Opera. She has created roles in several other world premieres at HGO including David Hanlon’s After the Storm, Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt, and Ethan Green’s A Way Home, among others.
About the Artist:
Cecilia's roles also include Zerlina in Don Giovanni,the Angel in Handel’s Jephtha, Isabella in Rappaccini’s Daughter, Loma Williams in Cold Sassy Tree, Tituba in The Crucible, and most recently, Sarelda in John Musto’s The Inspector. An early music enthusiast, Duarte often performs with ArsLyrica Houston, the Bach Society, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Festivalensemble in Stuttgart, and Mercury Houston. Future engagements include Renata in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna with the Fort Worth Opera.