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CATALINA CUERVO

SOPRANO

BIOGRAPHY

Colombian-American singer Catalina Cuervo, known internationally as the "Fiery Soprano” and named one of the “Five Most Outstanding Colombian Sopranos in the World,” is a versatile performing artist making her mark in a variety of exciting repertoire. The South Florida Classical Review has praised her as a “powerhouse,” “tour de force,” and a “larger than life” singer who “commands the stage with her impressive soprano voice and range.” Last season included her role début as Elisetta in Il matrimonio segreto with Florida Grand Opera, Micaëla in Carmenin her return to Anchorage Opera, a début with Fort Worth Opera to star in two concerts which she has curated: Noches de Latinidad: El fuego de una mujer and Noches de Zarzuela, her celebrated Maria in Maria de Buenos Aires with Opera San Antonio, a début with Opera Naples for her much-acclaimed Frida, and an opera gala with the South Florida Symphony. The 2023-2024 season includes Mahler’s 4th Symphony with the New Mexico Philharmonic, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the South Florida Symphony, a return to her celebrated Maria de Buenos Aireswith Florentine Opera, and her début with Fargo-Moorhead Opera. [read more...]

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


"...an unbelievable performance that tugged at the heart strings..." – American Presswire"


Carmen – “Catalina Cuervo’s voice soared in an unbelievable performance that tugged at the heart strings and brought people to tears, particularly with her aria “Je dis, que rien ne m’epouvante,” sung while she is frightened and alone in the mountains, praying for courage while searching for her love.”

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"...gutsy, rich toned instrument..." – South Florida Classical Review


The Three-Cornered Hat – “Soprano Catalina Cuervo’s gutsy, rich toned instrument gave dramatic life to the three mostly unaccompanied solos”

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"...a sophisticated, lyric instrument..." – Schmopera


Frida – “She steps from the canvas in spitting image of Fridas icon– her fiery attitude and intentional interpretation brought a sharp wit and honesty to the woman. . . Cuervos soprano endures again as a sophisticated, lyric instrument, fitted with a strong sense of musicality and empathy.”

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"...her portrayal was characterized by strength, vulnerability and sensuality..." – South Florida Classical Review


Frida – Soprano Cuervo is a powerhouse in FGO’s episodic but colorful “Frida”
“In the role of Kahlo, Cuervo gave a focused, emotional performance that avoided the diva-like, over-the-top dramatics that might have seemed obvious for such a role. Singing with smooth vocal intensity, her portrayal was characterized by strength, vulnerability and sensuality. Kahlos emotional exposure came through, as she sang sadly from her hospital bed of surrendering her youthful dreams.”

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"...her dark voice and strong lower register were well suited to it...." – Opera News


Frida – “As Frida Kahlo, soprano Catalina Cuervo was totally convincing, conveying Kahlo’s courage, determination, and passion at every moment. Much of her music lies low, and her dark voice and strong lower register were well suited to it.”

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"...Catalina Cuervos performance as Frida was nothing short of a tour-de-force..." – Cincinnati Enquirer


Frida – “Catalina Cuervos performance as Frida was nothing short of a tour-de-force. She inhabited the role completely, from the defiant schoolgirl who joins the Mexican Communist Party to the woman who lusts for life in all of its interpretations.”

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“…Her dark chest register snarled and purred …” – The Observer


Maria de Buenos Aires “The Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo reprised the title role, which in the past decade she has sung practically everywhere from Anchorage to Atlanta. Her dark chest register snarled and purred and she flaunted sufficient diva assurance to transmogrify a few simple walking steps into a bravura choreographic turn.”

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“…Soprano Catalina Cuervo sang Maria with full-throated passion…” – The Chicago Tribune


Maria de Buenos Aires “Soprano Catalina Cuervo sang Maria with full-throated passion, her ability to articulate tango rhythm while spinning long, sensuous lines a marvel to behold. Rare is the singer who can walk the line between populist and classical traditions, but Cuervo accomplishes this feat seemingly with ease.”

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“…erotic and lush sounding…” – Opera News


Maria de Buenos Aires “Cuervo seemed to embody Maria, erotic and lush sounding, even in the extreme low reaches of her range.”

REPRESENTATIVES

Shawn Marie Jeffery

Vice President | Classical & Creatives


Adrienne Boris

Agent | Classical & Concert


Lisa Bremer 

Operations & Finance Manager

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