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Catalina Cuervo

Known as the "Fiery Soprano", Colombian born Catalina Cuervo holds the distinction of having performed the most productions of Piazzolla's Maria de Buenos Aires in the world in the history of the opera.

Ms. Cuervo has performed the role of Maria over 50 times and for numerous prestigious companies including Florida Grand Opera, The Atlanta Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Syracuse Opera to name a few of about fifteen productions.

Ms. Cuervo debuted in Detroit with much success as Frida Kahlo in the revival of the opera Frida with Michigan Opera Theater in 2015 and then with Cincinnati Opera for their 2017 season. This opera gave her a huge following in the state of Michigan and Cincinnati and both ended with all sold out shows and triumphant reviews in both cities, one even calling Frida best Opera of the 2015 season. Frida will be presented next in Miami with Florida Grand Ópera, March 2019. As a consequence, Catalina was named one of the 5 most successful Colombian Sopranos in the Opera World by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.

Other recent roles include Adriana in the Zarzuela Los Gavilanes, and Hanna in the operetta The Merry Widow with La Fundacion Manzur in Bogota, Colombia. Before that Amapola in the Zarzuela La Leyenda del Beso and the role of Musetta in La Boheme with La Fundación Prolirica in Medellin. "Magda” in Puccini’s La Rondine as a young artist for Chicago Opera Theater.

Ms. Cuervo was a finalist at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in Germany and won the Graduate Division of the Chicago Area for the Classical Singer Competition as well as being a finalist in NY for the same.

2017 was the year of Manuel De Falla for Ms. Cuervo, in May she did her Symphonic Debut with The Detroit Symphony Orchestra with the piece The Three Cornered Hat. Followed by El Amor Brujo debuting with the New Mexico Philharmonic, The Atlanta Symphony and San Louis Symphony.

In 2017 Catalina made her debut with Atlanta Opera, Mil City Opera, New Orleans Opera, The Atlanta Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Detroit Symphony and New Mexico Symphony.

Her upcoming performances in 2018 will be with Eugene Opera, Alamo City Ópera, Sky Media Polonia, Arizona Ópera, New Mexico Philharmonic and MUSE/IQUE Symphony Orchestra.

Besides singing, Catalina Cuervo is also a model, fitness enthusiast and dancer.