About Ana María

Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. A winner of the 15th Annual Opera News Awards, her repertoire encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, and she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts, and a myriad of captivating recordings.

In 2019 Ms. Martínez joined Houston Grand Opera as their first-ever Artistic Advisor, and following a two year appointment as Artist-in-Residence at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, in July 2021 she became a Professor in their Department of Voice…

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“As a child I was very fortunate to have my interests in the arts encouraged by those around me. Now as a singer, I want to see the next few generations of singers receive that same encouragement. When I’m not onstage, I love to give back by visiting students in the community, to connect with them regardless of their age, to find out what matters to them—from their existential angst to their curiosities—and to share with them my perspective of the wonder of the theatrical and operatic worlds. They are our future on all levels and we must reach out to them, in their environment, in order to bring them closer to the arts. It’s important that they understand the value that they each possess as an individual, and how important it is to discover their own gifts—that’s their birthright.”

— Ana María Martínez

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