Grammy Award winner and Metropolitan Opera star soprano Ana María Martínez sings all over the world, with stars like Plácido Domingo, Bocelli and countless others. On Friday, Nov. 7, she will be in Kingwood for one night only as the headliner concert for a regional voice competition hosted by Lone Star College-Kingwood.
An alumnae of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Martínez maintains a strong relationship with HGO, portraying some of her most beloved characters there, and returning to perform season after season. In addition to her Cio-Cio San debut, additional leading roles in the house include Rosina in a new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Nedda in I Pagliacci, Mimì in La Bohème, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, la Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Liù in Turandot, and Lucero in the world premiere of Daniel Catán’s Salsipuedes. To her great honor, she was the inaugural recipient of the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist Award, which is granted by the Houston Grand Opera and Lynn and Oscar Wyatt.
Because of limited seating at the college, the performance by Martínez will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Drive. The concert begins at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $20; $15 for students.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lhmas.org.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.