Soprano Sandra Lopez, a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music and the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, has received accolades from vocal competitions such as Palm Beach Opera Competition, the McAllister Awards, and George London Foundation. In 1998 she was the Grand Prize winner in the College Division of the Florida Grand Opera Competition. Lopez appeared at the Metropolitan Opera as Catherine in the Metropolitan premier of Tobias Picker’s opera A View from the Bridge, and has performed Tosca, Cio Cio San, Mimi, Nedda, Tatiana, Marguerite, Micaela, Violetta and Lauretta with companies that include Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Carolina, Nashville Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Berkshire Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, PORT Opera, Opera North (USA), and Opera de Oviedo,among others. Lopez has collaborated with James Levine, Julius Rudel, Fabio Luisi, Yves Abel, Stewart Robertson, Thomas Sleeper, Katherine Kelly, Dennis Russell Davies, Donald Runnicles, Stephen Lord, Lawrence Gilgore and Steven White, to name a few.
Recent engagements have seen Lopez as Micaela with Cincinnati Opera and Fort Worth Opera, San Antonio Opera, and Mimi with Opera Carolina. Future engagements include her return to Opera Carolina as Desdemona, and her return to San Antonio Opera as Liu. Cio Cio San with Virginia Opera will follow, and the title role in Aida in concert in Spain. Additional engagements will feature Sandra Lopez in solo recital and orchestra appearances, including her return to Festival Miami in the opening orchestra gala in a program that will include Poulenc’s Gloria and Strauss Four Last Songs.