Style: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Title: Adjunct Professor of Voice
Bio: Named the vocal “stand-out” by BBC Music Magazine (October 2018) for the newly released
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale CD recording, the native Puerto Rican soprano is quickly
establishing herself as a leading international artist in standard operatic roles as well as baroque and
concert repertoire. Recent 2018-2019 appearances include Norina in Don Pasquale; a return to San
Francisco for the "Mozart Magnified" series with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale as the
featured soprano soloist in Exsultate, jubilate, Coronation Mass in C major, and Litaniae
Lauretanae; and a Houston debut as Poppea in Handel's Agrippina with Ars Lyrica Houston. This May
marks her debut with the Naples Philharmonic.
Summer 2018 concerts include a Florence debut as soprano soloist for Rutter’s Requiem, J.
Rutter conducting the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina; recitals in Leipzig; and Schubert’s Mass in Gmajor
and Vivaldi’s Gloria in Syros, Greece with the International Festival of the Aegean.
2017-2018 season appearances include Gilda in Rigoletto, Micaëla in Carmen, Valencienne
in The Merry Widow, Marguerite in Faust, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, and Maria in West
Side Story as the resident soprano with Gulfshore Opera in Naples, FL. Ms. Ortiz was also featured in a
full recital for the Dallas Bach Society titled "Coloratura Furiosa," including works by Vivaldi,
Rameau, Purcell, Bach and Handel.
The 2016-2017 season saw her appearance as a leading soprano soloist in the award-winning
revival of Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire, a co-production of the Centre de Musique Baroque de
Versailles and the San Francisco based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra conducted by Nicholas
McGegan and directed by Catherine Turocy; Orchestra of New Spain’s Misa Flamenca and
Mozart's Coronation Mass in C Major for the International Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece.
She made appearances as La Musique in Charpentier’s Les Arts Florissants with the Dallas Bach
Society; Quiteria in Telemann’s Don Quichotte with Orchestra of New Spain; Belinda in Purcell’s Dido
and Aeneas and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with the Fillmore Opera Studio.
The 2014 season included her Carnegie Hall debut as the soprano soloist for Dan Forrest’s
Requiem for the Living; the soprano solo in John Rutter’s Mass of the Children under Rutter’s baton,
Festival of the Aegean; Musetta in La Bohème as well as art song concerts for the Berlin Opera Studio
She is the winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation Encouragement Award (2008); and a finalist
in both the Liederkranz competition, lieder division (2009), and the Sergei and Olga Koussevitzky
Young Artists Competition (2010). Ms. Ortiz is on the faculty of Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Ave Maria University. She acquired a DMA in voice performance and pedagogy from University of North-Texas,
where she was a Teaching Fellow.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Jazz; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program