Olga Perez Flora
Cuban-American mezzo-soprano Olga Perez Flora (she/her/ella) has been lauded by Opera News for her “smoky tones” and “firm, pleasant voice and lively poise.” She has performed with opera companies and symphonies across the country and internationally and is best known for her sultry Carmen, which she has performed numerous times, including her debut with Amarillo Opera. Dr. Flora was recently featured in Frida with Opera Southwest and Michael Ching’s Completing the Picture, which was recorded and filmed remotely during the pandemic, for Opera Company Middlebury. She has sung with opera companies and symphonies across the United States, including Pittsburgh Opera, Arizona Opera, Opera Company Middlebury, Opera Southwest, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Amarillo Opera, New Jersey Opera Theatre, Akron Symphony, Idyllwild Festival of the Arts, Resonance Works, ReNew, Lake Tahoe Chamber Society, and more.
Upcoming performances include Carmen in Carmen and The Sea in Before Night Falls with Opera Southwest in spring 2024, as well as her debut recording: Canciones de mi Isla: Songs from My Island, featuring Cuban classical songs. She will be returning to Rome, Italy, in summer 2024 to sing the mezzo-soprano solos in Verdi’s Requiem. Dr. Flora is currently an assistant professor of voice and head of the voice area at the University of New Mexico where she directs the Spring opera. olgaperezflora.com