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ABOUT

LUISAMARIA HERNANDEZ is a Dominican American soprano based in Boston. As an active recitalist and concert curator, Luisamaria has made Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish art music the center of her storytelling and performance practice. Highly anticipated engagements include her librettist debut in Prisoner of Mercy, in which she sings the role of Broken. Additionally, Luisamaria is set to perform with Silentwoods Collective this summer as the Bard in Concerto Napoletano. Recital engagements with Balcony Series and St. Paul’s Harvard Square round out the spring for the soprano. Luisamaria recently made her company debut with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra in Verdi’s La Traviata at Symphony Hall. To start off the year she performed “A Winter Romance” and “The Heart of a Woman'' with Sparrow Live and Milton Community Concerts respectively. To close out 2021, she presented “Concerto di Natale: Testimone della Luce'' with Noriko Yasuda. She also presented the recital “Una Notte in Maschera '' in Boston’s historic North End. Her recent company debut with Boston Opera Collaborative was the role of The Daughter in The Course We Set by Puerto Rican composer Johanny Navarro and as a soloist in The Lives They Lived. Additionally, Luisamaria will be presenting specially curated recitals in Boston, Florida, and Dominican Republic.

Luisamaria was a guest artist at Polk State College for the Voices of the People 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 to her work as she strives to tell stories that will reach those who need it most.

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