Cecilia Duarte

¡Christmas Fiesta!

An early music enthusiast, Cecilia often performs with the Bach Society of Houston, Ars Lyrica Houston, the Oregon Bach Festival, the Festivalensemble in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Festival de Música Barroca de San Miguel de Allende, México.  Her latest appearances include Isabella (Rappaccini’s Daughter)with University of Houston;  Daniel (Handel’s Susanna) with Ars Lyrica Houston, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) with Opera in the Heights; Jessie Lydell (A Coffin in Egypt) with Houston Grand Opera and the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills, CA; and the creation of Harriet/First Responder in HGO’s world premiere of After the Storm. Cecilia created the role of Renata in Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, -the first opera with mariachi music- and has toured with it at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France, Chicago Lyric Opera, San Diego Opera and Arizona Opera.  She lives in Houston, where she is also active in the contemporary music circle, performing and collaborating with composers and premiering their works. Future performances include Renata in Cruzar la Cara de la Luna at the Fort Worth Opera.  

Recent appearances with Mercury: A Mexican Baroque Christmas, An Early English Christmas and A French Baroque Christmas.