Vanessa Becerra

— Soprano

"Vanessa Becerra’s light soprano handled the demands of Elisabeth well, and her performance as the self-absorbed, spoiled, psychotic young woman was beguiling."
Kevin Hanrahan, Opera News, May 5, 2019 - Elizabeth in 'Les Enfants Terribles' at Opera Omaha

"Vanessa Becerra as Maria is a lovely performer, physically and vocally. She sings with an angelic sweetness."
Susan Galbraith, DC Theatre Scene, July 10, 2018 - Maria in 'West Side Story' with The Glimmerglass Festival

"Glauce was triumphantly sung by Vanessa Becerra in her Opera Omaha debut. Her sweet and strong soprano dominated the first act."
Drew Neneman, Omaha World-Herald, April 23, 2018 - Glauce in "Medea' with Opera Omaha

"Vanessa’s silken soprano fleshed out Laurey’s famous solos with a vibrant presence, and her vocal work embodied a lilting radiance."
James Sohre, Opera Today, August 22, 2017 - Laurey in "Oklahoma' with The Glimmerglass Festival

"Vanessa Becerra brought a silvery, well projected soprano to the role of Musetta. Her appealing look and pert demeanor explored every aspect of the flirtatious coquette and her easily produced lyricism fell agreeably on the ear."
James Sohre, Opera Today, April 25, 2017 - Musetta in 'La bohème' with Opera San Jose

"...brought a full, beautifully focused soprano and passionate theatrical intensity to Young Juana."
Heidi Waleson, Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2014 - Young Juana in "With Blood, With Ink' at Fort Worth Opera


A recent graduate of LA Opera’s prestigious Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, soprano Vanessa Becerra has been praised for her “bold and bright” singing (Opera News) and lauded for her “charismatic and eloquent” presence (San Francisco Chronicle).

The 2018-19 season began with her Lyric Opera of Kansas City debut as Maria in Francesca Zambello’s West Side Story after a wildly successful summer debuting the role at The Glimmerglass Festival. Described as “the show’s anchor” who achieves “unmatched poignancy", she later reprises Maria with Atlanta Opera. In the winter she joins . . .

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