Shaina Martinez, soprano, made her Bermuda Festival debut this year as Sophie in Terrence McNally’s Masterclass. Her repertoire includes Susannah (Susannah), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Saffi (Der Ziegeunerbaron), Salud (La Vida Breve), Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte), Marie (La fille du régiment), and Prince Charmant (Cendrillon).
She has collaborated with Craig Rutenberg in an Opera America Emerging Artist Recital, as well as with Perry So, performing Joaquin Turina’s Poema en forma de canciones. In 2018, Shaina was awarded 2nd place in the Rocky Mountain Regionals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Other awards include third prize in both the XXI Concurso Internacional de Canto Lirico and Alan M. & Joan Taub Ades Competition 2018, and First Prize in both the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition and Talents of the World International Competition.
In the summer of 2019, she joined the Grant Park Music Festival Project Inclusion Fellowship. Martinez holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland and a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Martinez made her FGO debut during the 2019-2020 as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. For more information about Shaina, visit http://shainamartinez.com/.