A native of Puerto Rico, soprano Zulimar López-Hernández has been seen on the stages of Royal Albert Hall in London, Utah Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Nashville Opera, Virginia Opera, and Opera de Puerto Rico, among others. She was a National Semifinalist in the Metropolitan Opera Vocal Competition, Third Place winner in the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition and was awarded Radio Choice Audience Favorite in the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition.
Ms. López-Hernandez’s 2022-23 season began in the summer with rescheduled performances of Y los Pasteles with Teatro de la Opera de Puerto Rico. She also bowed as Micaela in Carmen with Opera de Puerto Rico in the closing performance of the Casals Festival, and in the fall joined Minnesota Opera for rescheduled performances of Edward Tulane, creating the roles of Abilene and Betty in this long-awaited world premiere.
Operatic highlights include multiple performances with Des Moines Metro Opera including Tina in Flight, Beatriz in Rappaccini’s Daughter, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and Norina in Don Pasquale; Musetta in La bohème with Royal Albert Hall in London, Virginia Opera, Opera Memphis, and Opera Grand Rapids; Maria in West Side Story with Newport Music Festival and Evansville Philharmonic; Despina in Cosí fan tutte with Annapolis Opera and Mannes Opera; Pamina in The Magic Flute with Utah Opera; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Utah Opera, Dayton Opera, and Annapolis Opera; Norina in Don Pasquale with Opera Santa Barbara and Nickel City Opera; Micaela in Carmen with Knoxville Opera; Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas with Nashville Opera; and Juliette in Romeo et Juliette with Knoxville Opera.