Colombian-American Soprano, Maria Caycedo, was most recently engaged as Adele (cover) with Opera Festival San Luis Potosí. She will be performing the lead role in Rossini’s L’Occasione fa il Ladro with Phenix Opera, opening March 23rd. Dedicated to promoting Latinx composers, she gave a special recital of Latin American repertoire at De Anza College featuring Colombian composer Jaime Leon Ferro. Maria 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). Maria looks forward creating more opportunities that focus on women and Latin American composers!