Charles T. Downey, At Kennedy Center, soprano Ana María Martínez excels with pleasing, lighter songs (Washington Post, January 10, 2014)
A. M. Martínez, Soprano Songs and Arias, Prague Philharmonic, S. Mercurio (2005)
Why singers connect to some types of music more than others often comes down to personal taste, and how music and language sit in the voice. During the recital by soprano Ana María Martínez, presented Wednesday night by Vocal Arts D.C. at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, it was French songs and Mozart arias that were most suited to her pleasing, compact, flexible lyric soprano voice.Ana María Martínez, soprano
It is a voice beautifully suited for the lighter roles in the Mozart operas: airy in “Un moto di gioia,” one of the arias Mozart wrote for a new Susanna in a revival of “The Marriage of Figaro,” and plangent in the slow section of “Vado, ma dove?”
Vocal Arts D.C.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater