2016–17 Season: Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
Soprano Ana María Martínez most recently performed at San Francisco Opera as Elisabetta in the Company’s 2016 production of Don Carlo. She made her Company debut back in 2003 as Pamina in The Magic Flute and has since appeared as Micaëla in the Company's 2006 production of Carmen and as Amelia Grimaldi in 2008’s Simon Boccanegra. During the 2016–17 season, Martínez performed as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly at Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Tatiana in Eugene Onegin at Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Marguerite in Faust at Houston Grand Opera. Other recent productions include Musetta in La Bohème at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role of Houston Grand Opera's Rusalka, and Cio-Cio-San at Los Angeles Opera. Martínez regularly performs in concerts throughout Europe and the United States, in repertory ranging from Mahler’s Fourth Symphony to Spanish songs and arias and Bernstein’s West Side Story. She has recorded widely, including Albéniz’s Merlin and Bacalov’s Misa Tango (Deutsche Grammophon with Plácido Domingo), the solo album Ana María Martínez: Soprano Songs and Arias (Naxos), Manon Lescaut (Decca with Domingo), and was heard with Domingo on the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. This fall, Martínez sings Carmen at Los Angeles Opera.