“Impressive, remarkable, smoldering, an excellent artist with a flexible, dark voice of dramatic weight who added genuine human dimension to the story. Sterling silvery high notes, a creamy middle register and aristocratic bearing.” This is how the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Hollywood Reporter, Opera Today and the Washington Times have written about Uruguayan soprano María Antúnez.
A graduate of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program of Washington National Opera, Antúnez has appeared in important stages such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, Los Angeles Opera, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Charleston Ópera, Teatro Nacional in Santo Domingo, Teatro Solis in Montevideo and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, in productions of Carmen, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Nabucco, Maria Stuarda and Madama Butterfly among others.
Antúnez sang the title role in the world premiere of “Dulce Rosa”, an opera by Lee Holdridge, based on a short story of Isabel Allende. The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra was conducted by Placido Domingo with whom she has also sung in concerts.