(DEC. 15M AND 16)
About the artist:
Maria Valdes was recently described as a “first-rate singing actress and a perfectly charming Gilda” (New York Times). The Snowy Day marks her HGO debut. During the 2020-21 season, Valdes was slated to make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Euridice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (COVID-19 cancellation). In 2021, Valdes sang the role of Younger Alyce in Glory Denied at Atlanta Opera and Berkshire Opera Festival, joined NYFOS@Home for their It’s Summer in South America recital, and joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for their series of short films, In the Key of Bach. During the 2021-22 season, Valdes will make her Georgia Symphony Orchestra debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, return to The Phoenix Symphony as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Micaëla in Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen, and return to the Bellingham Festival of Music to sing a concert of Strauss lieder.