“Also making her WNO debut as Zerlina was soprano Vanessa Becerra, whose ideal soubrette lent its unfailingly bright, coy, and lithe sound to her charming stage presence.”
Whitney Fishburn, DC Metro Theater Arts, 2020 - Zerlina in 'Don Giovanni' at Washington National 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).
In 2019-2020 Vanessa debuts at Houston Grand Opera as Woman in El Milagro del Recuerdo and Washington National Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and returns to Fort Worth Opera for Adele in Die Fledermaus. Last season she made her Lyric Opera of Kansas City debut as Maria in Francesca Zambello’s West Side Story after a wildly successful...
“...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
“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