Mariachi Singer (United States)
Lupita in To Cross the Face of the Moon (2017 revival, 2011 tour to Théâtre du Châtelet, 2010).
About the Artist:
Vanessa Alonzo created the role of Lupita for the world premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna at HGO in 2010, and has reprised the role at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and across the United States, most recently for New York City Opera. In 2015, Alonzo created the role of Juana in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, which she also performed at HGO (2015) and at San Diego Opera. Alonzo is lead female vocalist in the Houston-based Latin-fusion group Los Guerreros de La Musica, which has been recognized as the Best Latin Band in the East Texas Music Awards. Other honors include the International Leadership Award, given by the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation in 2014 for her outstanding career; and the Best in the U.S. Vocalist Award in the 1999 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza vocal competition judged by the world-renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. Her credits include tours to Ireland, Mexico, Norway, and Vietnam. In 2002, she performed for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Television credits include El Show de Cristina on Univision as a participant in Festival de Rancheras and a finalist on Estrella TV’s Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento in 2011.