Colombian-American Soprano, Maria Caycedo, was most recently engaged as Adele (cover) with Opera Festival San Luis Potosí in August 2017. Dedicated to promoting Latinx composers, she gave a special recital of Latin American repertoire at De Anza College in March. This July, she premiered the role of Quinn in the musical Castle Happy by Jeff Dunn & John Freed. She also premiered the role of 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 Opera Birmingham, Phenix Opera, Verismo Opera, Opera Cultura, Lyric Theater, and West Bay Opera. Maria’s roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Lucy (The Telephone), Musetta (La Boheme), Frasquita (Carmen), and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas). She looks forward to performing Berenice in L’Occasione fa il Ladro with Phenix Opera in March 2018.