Martina Arroyo on Educating the Next Generation of Opera Singers

Encore: June 24, 2015

Early in her operatic career, The New York Times praised Martina Arroyo as “one of the most gorgeous voices before the public.” She went on to become a star at the Metropolitan Opera and performed in all the great opera houses of the world for over 30 years.

After she retired from the stage, Ms. Arroyo began a second career as an educator. First in universities and then, beginning in 2003, through the Martina Arroyo Foundation whose chief task has been to help talented young singers develop all their professional skills, a task the foundation has been able to achieve largely through its program Prelude to Performance.

Ms. Arroyo joined host Rafael Pi Roman to talk about her life, her work and how she’s giving back through her foundation.

Watch our extended interview with Ms. Arroyo, recorded May 20, 2015, below:

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