Ana Maria Martinez

Biography

Born: San Juan, Puerto Rico  
Ana Maria Martinez is a Puerto Rican soprano who arrived on the international scene in leading roles in the last half of the 1990s.

She rose to prominence when she won the Plácido Domingo International Voice Competition Operalia 1995. Domingo supported the beginnings of her career by appearing with her in concert in Madrid, Palm Beach, and Buenos Aires. He also sang with her in a production televised on Puerto Rican television of
Read more Puccini's La Bohčme, Martinez singing Mimě to Domingo's Rodolfo.

The same opera was the vehicle for her debuts in Los Angeles and in New York (City Opera) during the 1997-1998 season. During the same season she debuted at Opera Stuttgart and Michigan Opera Theater (Adina in L'elisir d'amore) and the Vienna State Opera (Pamina in The Magic Flute).

Other operas she has sung are El Gato Montés by Penella (as Soleá), the title role of Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide, Bizet's Carmen (as Micaëla), Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto, and Verdi's Otello (Desdemona). She has appeared at the Washington Opera, the Opéra de Montpellier, Opera Bonn, the Dresden Music Festival, Houston Grand Opera, the Austin Lyric Opera and the Seattle Opera. Read less
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  • 1.
    Andrea Bocelli - The Complete Opera Edition [18 CD-Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001769302 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 18
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Umberto Giordano,  Ruggero Leoncavallo  ... 
    Performer:  Paolo Gavanelli,  Barbara Frittoli,  Andrea Bocelli,  Mario Luperi  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Myung-Whun Chung,  Marco Armiliato,  Steven Mercurio  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Orchestra,  Florence Maggio Musicale Chorus  ... 
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  • 2.
    Waldbuhne In Berlin 2001 - A Spanish Night / Domingo, Martinez, Chang
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2051238 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pablo de Sarasate,  Jules Massenet,  Amadeo Vives,  Pablo Luna y Carné  ... 
    Performer:  Sarah Chang,  Ana Maria Martinez
    Conductor:  Placido Domingo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Concerto: One Night In Central Park / Andrea Bocelli [DVD]
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 001610309 Release Date: 05/22/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Franz Schubert,  Umberto Giordano,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Bryn Terfel,  Pretty Yende  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Joaquin Rodrigo Edition Vol 3 - Complete Vocal Music
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9172 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
    Performer:  Nuria Rial,  José Antonio Lopez,  Fabiola Masino,  Albert Guinovart  ... 
    Conductor:  Raymond Calcraft,  Antoni Ros Marbŕ
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Exeter Philharmonic Choir,  Orfeon Terra a Nosa,  Galicia Real Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Concerto: One Night In Central Park / Andrea Bocelli
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 001597702 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Franz Schubert,  Umberto Giordano,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Bryn Terfel,  Pretty Yende  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Concerto: One Night In Central Park / Andrea Bocelli [CD & DVD]
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 001610000 Release Date: 11/15/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Franz Schubert,  Umberto Giordano,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Bryn Terfel,  Pretty Yende  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Concerto: One Night In Central Park / Andrea Bocelli [Blu-ray]
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 2787792 Release Date: 11/14/2011  
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Franz Schubert,  Umberto Giordano,  Georges Bizet  ... 
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Bryn Terfel,  Pretty Yende  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
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    Mozart: Complete Operas [33 DVDs]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001470109 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 33
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Chaya Czernowin
    Performer:  Elina Garanca,  Michael Schade,  Dorothea Röschmann,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Riccardo Muti,  Roger Norrington,  Manfred Honeck  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna State Opera Chorus  ... 
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    Dvorak: Rusalka / Martinez, Jovanovich, Belohlavek
    Label: Glyndebourne Festival Opera   Catalog: 7-9 Release Date: 08/31/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Performer:  Tatiana Pavlovskaya,  Brandon Jovanovich,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Mischa Schelomianski  ... 
    Conductor:  Jiri Belohlávek
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Glyndebourne Chorus,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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    The Ultimate Operetta Album
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578037-38 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Franz Lehár,  Emmerich Kálmán,  Robert Stolz  ... 
    Performer:  János Berkes,  Ingrid Kertesi,  Michael Roider,  Yvonne Kenny  ... 
    Conductor:  Johannes Wildner,  László Kovács,  Richard Bonynge,  Steven Mercurio
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  • 11.
    Amor, Vida De Mi Vida / Domingo, Martinez, Lopez-Cobos, Salzburg Mozarteum [Blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2072474 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Manuel de Falla,  Franz Lehár,  Federico Chueca  ... 
    Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez,  Placido Domingo
    Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
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    Amor, Vida De Mi Vida / Placido Domingo, Ana María Martínez
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2072478 Release Date: 03/31/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Federico Chueca,  Federico Moreno-Torroba,  Pablo Luna y Carné,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez,  Placido Domingo
    Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Leoncavallo: Pagliacci / Mercurio, Bocelli, Martinez, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000718102 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo
    Performer:  Andrea Bocelli,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Francesco Piccoli,  Roberto Accurso  ... 
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Orchestra,  Catania Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera Chorus
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    Many Voices / Steven Mercurio
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 87227 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Steven Mercurio
    Performer:  Sumi Jo,  Andrea Bocelli,  Gino Quilico,  Marcello Giordani  ... 
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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    Milken Archive - Celebration Of Israel
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559461 Release Date: 04/18/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Herbert Fromm,  Walter Scharf,  Julius Chajes,  Max Helfman  ... 
    Performer:  Margaret Bishop,  Benzion Miller,  Martin Schebesta,  Ana Maria Martinez
    Conductor:  Samuel Adler,  Karl Anton Rickenbacher,  Jorge Mester,  Gerald Wirth  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman Players,  Barcelona Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Boys' Choir  ... 
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    Soprano Songs And Arias / Ana María Martínez
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557827 Release Date: 11/15/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube,  Franz Lehár,  Giacomo Puccini,  Léo Delibes  ... 
    Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez
    Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonia
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    Milken Archive - Beveridge: Yizkor Requiem / Marriner
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559453 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thomas Beveridge
    Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez,  Elizabeth Shammash,  Robert Brubaker,  Rabbi Rodney Mariner
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
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    Milken Archive - Weisgall: T'kiatot, Etc / Schwarz, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559425 Release Date: 06/15/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugo Weisgall
    Performer:  Phyllis Bryn-Julson,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Kristen Okerlund,  Steven A. Ovitsky
    Conductor:  Jorge Mester,  Avner Itai,  Gerard Schwarz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orquesta Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacion Catalunya,  BBC Singers,  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
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    Milken Archive - Introducing American Jewish Music
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559406 Release Date: 09/23/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Darius Milhaud,  Ernst Toch,  Bruce Adolphe,  Kurt Weill  ... 
    Performer:  Carol Meyer,  Richard Clement,  Eliot Fisk,  Lucy Shelton  ... 
    Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz,  Neil Levin,  Elli Jaffe,  Joseph Cullen  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet,  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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    Milken Archive - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8559404 Release Date: 09/23/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
    Performer:  Barbara Harbach,  Simon Spiro,  McNeil Robinson,  Hugh Potton  ... 
    Conductor:  Neil Levin,  Ronald Corp,  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Cantorial Choir,  London Chorus,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus  ... 
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  • 21.
    Albéniz: Henry Clifford / De Eusebio, Machado, Marc, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 473937 Release Date: 08/12/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz
    Performer:  Jane Henschel,  Aquiles Machado,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Christian Immler  ... 
    Conductor:  José De Eusebio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Symphony Orchestra,  Madrid Symphony Chorus
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    Catán: Florencia En El Amazonas / Summers, Houston Opera
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 531/32 Release Date: 12/24/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Daniel Catán
    Performer:  Hector Vásquez,  Chad Shelton,  Ana Maria Martinez,  Mark S. Doss  ... 
    Conductor:  Patrick Summers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Grand Opera Orchestra,  Houston Grand Opera Chorus
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    Albéniz: Merlin / Eusebio, Domingo, Alvarez
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467096 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz
    Performer:  Javier Franco,  Angel Rodriguez,  Carlos Chausson,  Ana Maria Martinez  ... 
    Conductor:  José De Eusebio
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Spanish National Chorus,  Madrid Symphony Orchestra,  Madrid Comunidad Chorus
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    Bacalov: Missa Tango; Piazzolla: Adiós, Etc / Chung, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 463471 Release Date: 10/05/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luis Enriquez Bacalov,  Astor Piazzolla
    Performer:  Luis Enriquez Bacalov,  Hčctor Ulises Passarella,  Placido Domingo,  Ana Maria Martinez
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
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    Sheng: The Song Of Majnun - A Persian Romeo And Juliet
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3211 Release Date: 02/20/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bright Sheng
    Performer:  Ana Maria Martinez,  Ray Very,  Jill Grove,  Grant Youngblood  ... 
    Conductor:  Ward Holmquist
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Houston Grand Opera Orchestra,  Houston Grand Opera Chorus
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