Laura Martinez León
Cuban soprano Laura Martinez León makes her Florida Grand Opera debut this season. Recent roles include La Princesse Laoula in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’étoile and Marguerita Fiorentino in Weill’s Street Scene with FIU Opera Theater, Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Miami Summer Music Festival, and Musetta in La bohème and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Nyack College Opera. She has also appeared with new company Opera Fusion in performances of “The Sopranos” and “Dueling Divas,” and as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with FIU. Also a performer of zarzuela repertoire, Laura sang Charito in Reveriano Soutullo/Juan Vert’s La leyenda del beso with the Sociedad Pro-Arte Grateli, and performed as a soloist in a tribute concert at FIU featuring rarely heard works of Ernesto Lecuona. She is currently completing coursework for a Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance at FIU. This season at FGO Laura study-covers Yvette in Weinberg’s The Passenger and Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and can be seen in numerous regional outreach performances.