María Laetitia

Soprano soloist

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. María Laetitia  started her vocal formation at the tender age of 12. Later, she obtained her Bachelor of  Arts degree at the University of Puerto Rico. In 2010, she graduated from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico obtaining her Artist Diploma degree in Voice. She began her Master’s Degree in Voice Performance at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York City, under the tutelage of the great baritone Mark Oswald. She received her degree  in May 2012.

María Laetitia‘s soloist work includes Despina, composer W. A. Mozart, Manhattan School of Music (MSM) production,“Lia”from L’enfant prodigue, composer Claude Debussy, Ken Merrill Voice Seminar (MSM), “Rosa Gonzalez” from Summer and Smoke, composer Lee Hoiby, (MSM) production.  In November 2013, she had the opportunity to sing the role of “Laetitia from The Old Maid and the Thief by G. C. Menotti, a production of Florida Opera Theatre, here in Orlando.

In Puerto Rico she sang her debut role as Zerlina with Teatro de Ópera. She sang Pamina in the opera The Magic Flute with the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. She also has participated in numerous zarzuela productions.

María Laetitia also has extensive solo concert performances with the Symphony Orchestra of Puerto Rico, the Philharmonic Orchestra Arturo Somohano of Puerto Rico and Pro-Arte Musical (Puerto Rico). In December 2013, she was part of the very traditional and prestigious musical special from Banco Popular of Puerto Rico.

In 2013, María Laetitia won first place in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions in Florida District, giving her the opportunity to be a finalist in the Southeast Region Finals. She was one of only 13 semifinalists from a field of 150 singers who auditioned.