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About the artist:

Cecilia Duarte originated the role of Renata in HGO’s 2019 world premiere of El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering, as well as in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon (2010 world premiere and revivals in 2013 and 2018), and toured with that production to Paris, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and New York City Opera. She originated other roles in HGO world premieres including Alicia in Some Light Emerges (2017); First responder/Harriet in After the Storm (2016); Jessie Lydell in A Coffin in Egypt (2014); and Gracie in A Way Home (2010). Other opera roles include Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Sarelda in The Inspector, Tituba in The Crucible, and Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires, among others. An early music enthusiast, Duarte often sings with Ars Lyrica Houston; Mercury Houston; the Bach Society Houston; the Festivalensemble in Stuttgart, Germany; the Festival de Música Barroca in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and most recently, the Boston Early Music Festival and the Bach Collegium San Diego, with whom she debuted singing Handel’s Messiah in a complete adaptation in Spanish. She is also a vocalist in the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble, performing early and contemporary music. 2022 brings the release of her first solo album of Latin American songs, Reencuentros.

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