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Catalina Cuervo

Soprano

Catalina Cuervo

Biography

Known as the "Fiery Soprano", Colombian/American Soprano Catalina Cuervo holds the distinction of having performed the most performances of Piazzolla's "Maria de Buenos Aires."

Ms. Cuervo has performed the role of “Maria” for numerous prestigious companies including Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, and Syracuse Opera to name a few. Following her debut as "Maria" in Chicago, Catalina performed at venues and festivals including "Chicago Dance Festival" and "Latino Music Festival" together with Kaia Quartet and the acclaimed tango show "This is Tango".

Recently, Ms. Cuervo did her debut in Detroit with much success as Frida Kahlo in the opera Frida with Michigan Opera Theater. This opera gave her a huge following in the state of Michigan and ended with all sold out shows and triumphant reviews, one even calling Frida best Opera of the 2015 season. 

As a consequence, Catalina was named one of the 5 most successful Colombian Sopranos in the Opera World by the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. 

Other recent roles include Adriana in the Zarzuela Los Gavilanes, and Hanna in the operetta The Merry Widow with La Fundacion Manzur in Bogota, Colombia. Before that Amapola in the Zarzuela La Leyenda del Beso and the role of Musetta in La bohème with La Fundación Prolirica in Medellin.  Magda in Puccini’s La rondine and as cover to Alinda in Cavalli’s Giasone for the Chicago Opera Theater.

Ms. Cuervo was a finalist at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition in Germany and won the Graduate Division of the Chicago Area for the Classical Singer Competition as well as being a finalist in NY for the same. 

Besides singing, Catalina Cuervo is also a successful model, fitness enthusiast and Belly Dancer. 


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