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Glory Denied, 

Berkshire Opera Festival

 

"As Young Alyce, Maria Valdes was a vision of Fifties-style domesticity, all lovely and soft with the innocence and charm of Debbie Reynolds singing "Tammy." Cipullo has a penchant for long, sustained high notes, and Valdes floated them effortlessly. She was the vocal and dramatic counter to the high-octane characters, the embodiment of what might have been."

-Rick Perdian, Classical Voice America, 7/31/21 

Orfeo ed Euridice,

West Edge Opera

 

"Valdes made a bright-toned, eloquent Euridice - enough to make a listener wish her assignment were larger."

-Joshua Kosman, The San Francisco Chronicle, 8/5/19

Rigoletto,

Berkshire Opera Festival

 

“The soprano Maria Valdes has already proven herself in more modern fare; she was a standout this past January in New York City Opera’s mariachi opera ‘Cruzar la Cara de la Luna.’ Here she was a first-rate singing actress and a perfectly charming Gilda.

-Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, 9/31/18

Mahler's Symphony No. 4,

California Symphony

“Valdes seems on her way to the otherworldly realm of stardom.”

-Jessica Balik, San Francisco Classical Voice, 9/26/17

The Future is Now Gala,

San Francisco Opera

 

“Soprano Maria Valdes used her silvery tone, glassily-smooth dynamics, and fine-caliber dynamics."

-Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice, 12/14/15

The Future is Now Gala,

San Francisco Opera

 

"Valdes had stormed her way fearlessly through the expressive and technical challenges of Anne Truelove’s great Act 1 aria and cabaletta from Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” culminating in a beautiful and secure high C. ”

-Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/05/14

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