Ms. Omaris Maldonado-Torres is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a master’s degree in Choral Conducting. She continues to conduct but has been featured as a mezzo-soprano soloist with various groups throughout Tucson, including Tucson MasterWorks Chorale, Helios Ensemble, the University of Arizona’s Arizona Choir, Arizona Baroque, Collegium Musicum, and the University Community Chorus.
Most recently, Ms. Maldonado-Torres was the mezzo-soprano soloist in Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem with Helios Ensemble and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Walzer with Tucson MasterWorks Chorale. She was the mezzo-soprano soloist for the same work with University of Arizona’s Community Chorus & Orchestra and performed as the mezzo-soprano soloist for Haydn’s Paulkenmesse with the same forces later that year.
Ms. Maldonado-Torres has performed the roles in opera scenes of Inez in The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan and Bradamante in Handel’s Alcina. She has also been featured as a mezzo-soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra in Winter Park, Florida. Ms. Maldonado-Torres has sung in master classes with Robert Bracy, Julia Foster, and Nancy Maultsby. She has studied with Cheryse McLeod-Lewis, Arisa Kusumi-Sullivan, Elizabeth Futral, and Yunah Lee.