Florencia en el Amazonas at Miami’s Arsht Center

“As the opera star Florencia Grimaldi, the Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez brought to the role a tone of world-weariness tempered by hope, as she returned to scene of her lover’s disappearance. Vocally, she was outstanding, with a dark, creamy middle register that perfectly brought out the sensuousness of the music. With stunning clarity, she floated pianissimo high notes, soft and luminous, that easily projected through the hall.”