Yalí-Marie Williams, Soprano
An exceptional singer at the beginning of her career, Yalí-Marie Williams, born in Puerto Rico has already achieved success in opera roles as Violetta in La Traviata for L’Opera de Montreal, Manitoba Opera, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera de Puerto Rico, Jacksonville Symphony and Annapolis Opera. Other roles include Anna Maurant in Street Scene for the Aspen Music Festival, Desdemona in Otello with Tampa Opera, Antonia in Les Contes d’Hoffman with Tulsa Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Hawaii Opera, Marguerite in Faust with Chautauqua Opera, and the principal soprano lead of Pontalba in Thea Musgrave’s world premier Louisiana Purchase with New Orleans Opera. She has also sung Musetta in La Bohème with Florentine Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly with Annapolis Opera, Opera de Puerto Rico and Birmingham Opera, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro with Washington Concert Opera, Sour Angelica in Il Trittico and Desdemona in Otello with Opera de Puerto Rico and the Westfield Symphony. Also perform her first Lucia in Lucia di Lamermoor with Opera de Puerto Rico , Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with New Orleans Opera and Micaela in Carmen with Pittsburgh Opera.
Her Concert repertoire includes Soprano solo in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells and Verdi’s Requiem with New Mexico Symphony and Music of the Mauntains, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony for the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico/Dominican Republic and Concert of Arias with Tenor Placido Domingo.
Ms. Williams is a winner of Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in 1999. She holds a Master of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School in New York City. In addition, she made her debut with Los Angeles Opera singing Luisa Fernanda sharing the stage with Maestro Placido Domingo as Vidal Hernando. Ms. Williams had her European debut working with Il Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli were she perform Cio-Cio San in Madame Butterfly. Her future engagement includesMusetta in La Boheme with Jacksonville Symphony and Leonora in Il Trovatore with Opera de Puerto Rico.