American soprano Maria Valdes was recently described as a “first-rate singing actress and a perfectly charming Gilda” (New York Times). During the 2020-2021 season, Ms. Valdes was slated to return to Houston Grand Opera to sing the role of Amy in the world premiere of The Snowy Day (COVID19 – postponed to 2021-2022 season) and to make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Euridice in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld (COVID19). In 2021, Ms. Valdes sang the role of Younger Alyce in Glory Denied at Atlanta Opera, joined NYFOS@Home for their It’s Summer in South America recital, covered the role of Lucy in The Threepenny Opera for Atlanta Opera and joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for their PBS documentary In The Key of Bach. This summer she reprised the role of Younger Alyce in Berkshire Opera Festival’s production of Glory Denied and she will perform as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Summer Singers of Atlanta. During the 2021-2022 season, Ms. Valdes will make her Georgia Symphony Orchestra debut as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s 4th Symphony, make her Hawaii Opera Theater debut as Micaëla in Peter Brook’s La tragédie de Carmen, her Charlottesville Opera debut as Maria in The Sound of Music, and return to the Bellingham Festival of Music to sing a concert of Strauss lieder.