13 Nov 2005
On the Move: Ana Maria Martinez
Raphaela Papadakis seems to like ‘playing with fire’. After her acclaimed performance as the put-upon maid, Anna, in Independent Opera’s production of Šimon Voseček’s Beidermann and the Arsonists at Sadler’s Wells last year, she is currently rehearsing for the premiere this week of And London Burned, a new opera by Matt Rogers which has been commissioned by Temple Music Foundation to commemorate the 350th anniversary of The Great Fire of London.
[Photo: IMG Artists]
by Maria Nockin [The Classical Singer, November 2005]
Lyric soprano Ana Maria Martinez traces her roots to Puerto Rico and is notably the only Latina soprano at her career level. A Juilliard graduate, Operalia winner, and national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Martinez toured the world with Plácido Domingo, and collaborated with him on the Latin Grammy award-winning recording of Albéniz’ Merlin.