Highly praised for her warm quality of voice and unique timbre, soprano Larisa Martínez has established a strong and unique presence in classical performance world. Since Ms. Martínez’ highly successful operatic debut in 2010 as Luisa Fernanda in the eponymous zarzuela presented at the Centro de Belles Artes de Puerto Rico, she has performed many leading operatic roles in New York City such as Musetta in Loft Opera’s critically acclaimed production of La Bohème in 2014, Corinna from Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims under the baton of Maestro Joseph Colaneri, Fire/Rossignol from L’enfant et les Sortileges with Bare Opera, Giulietta from I Capuleti e I Montecchi with the Mannes Opera and Barbarina from Le Nozze di Fígaro with Loft Opera. In July 2016 she will be seen as ‘Isaura’ in a production of Francesca da Rimini conducted by Fabio Luisi in Martina Franca, Italy. Her concert appearances include Mahler’s Symphony No.4, Mozart’s Requiem in D minor and ‘Voci di Domani’ concert recorded by Euroclassics in Rome, Italy. She can also be seen in a crossover project collaborating with Grammy Award winning violinist Joshua Bell, on the Christmas’ Special Joshua Bell and Friends online through Medici TV and WQXR.
As a Turnaround Artist, Larisa will be working with Sherman Multicultural Arts School in Milwaukee, WI.
“I was fortunate enough to have been exposed to the arts at an early age. This gift has transformed my life in countless ways, and my wish is to see as many young people have the kind of opportunities that were given to me. Music, dance, and theatre tell us what it means to be human, making us better individuals and therefore creating a better society. Turnaround Arts gives me great hope for our future generations, and I am extremely honored to join their distinguished family.’’