Colombian Soprano, Maria Caycedo, was most recently seen in Lamplighters Music Theater’s production of Trial by Jury/Trial by Jury Duty as Emma. Her next engagement is Tales of Hoffman with Pocket Opera June 2nd – June 16th. Dedicated to promoting Latin American composers, she gave a special recital of Latin American repertoire at De Anza College, featuring Colombian composer Jaime Leon Ferro. Maria has premiered several roles in new works: Pammy in the musical Finding Medusa by Jeff Dunn and Madeline Puccioni, Quinn in the musical Castle Happy by Jeff Dunn & John Freed, and Temple Member in the gospel-chamber opera Heaven Down Here (2014) by Andrew Jamieson, which was showcased at the 2017 National Opera Association Annual Convention. Other new music credits include Sara in La Llorona by Hector Armienta, Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project and Opera Theater Unlimited’s 48-Hour Opera Project. She has sung with Lamplighter Music Theater, Island City Opera, Opera Birmingham, Phenix Opera, Verismo Opera, Opera Cultura, Lyric Theater of San Jose, and West Bay Opera. Roles include Bernice (L’Occasione fa il Ladro), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Lucy (The Telephone), Musetta (La Boheme), Frasquita (Carmen), and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas). Maria looks forward creating more opportunities that focus on women and Latin American composers!