Colombian-American Soprano, Maria Caycedo, is currently singing the lead role in Rossini’s L’Occasione fa il Ladro with Phenix Opera. 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 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 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!