LUISAMARIA HERNANDEZ is a Dominican American soprano based in Boston. She will sing the title role in Carla Lucero’s East Coast premiere of Juana which she will perform with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble in New York City. Most recently, she has appeared in recitals with Balcony Series. Luisamaria was a guest artist at Polk State College for the Voices of the People’s Chamber Music Series. She joined Opera Del West as Un Esprit in Massenet’s Cendrillon, which she also choreographed. She also performed in historic Faneuil Hall in NEMPAC Opera Project’s production of The Little Prince, as Common Rose 2. She sang Infantin in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg and Louise in Von Suppe’s The Finishing School. She has performed with Opera Tampa in productions of La Traviata, Madame Butterfly,and Rigoletto. Her Boston choreographer debut was Longy Opera Theatre’s production of Kalman’s Countess Maritza.
Luisamaria believes representation on and off the stage are key to developing community and well-rounded artistry. Her experiences as a Sphinx Connect Fellow and Sistema Side-by-Side Instructor have been integral in making Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish music part of her repertoire. As the co-founder of Balcony Series, an artistic troupe that delivers timeless classical compositions to unsuspecting listeners,she has had the chance to perform at Boston landmarks such as the Prudential Center and MIT's Killian Hall. Recital engagements with Balcony Series keep Luisamaria busy as she strives to engage audiences with music and experiences that are unique and informative.
Luisamaria holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Longy School of Music of Bard College and is a student of Carol Mastrodomenico.