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“WOMEN to listen” RECITAL IN WASHINGTON DC
Lyrical singer María Luisa Merino was the protagonist of a moving concert at the Performance Hall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts on April 17.
During 2016, the Chile Chapter of the NMWA invited hundreds of talented women to participate in the second version of the “Women to Listen ” lyrical singing contest. After a thorough selection process, mezzosoprano María Luisa Merino was declared winner. One the prizes awarded to her was the chance to give a recital in Washington DC, which was finally held last night.
The event was attended by high-ranking diplomats such as Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chilean Ambassador to the United States, Alejandro Wolff and Michael Hammer, former American representatives in Chile, and Al Pérez, husband of the current American Ambassador to Chile. Also in attendance were Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, and Drina Rendic, president of the Chile Chapter of the NMWA, who noted that this recital “was an excellent chance to ratify the vocal and interpretative qualities of María Luisa Merino, whose attributes allowed her to win first place in the ‘Women to Listen’ contest. As the Chile Chapter of the NMWA, we hope to continue visibilizing woman’s talents in every field of the arts and, especially, to continue supporting our winners throughout their career”.
Accompanied by pianist Justina Lee, the Chilean mezzosoprano gave a moving performance before the 500 people in attendance, singing fragments of well-known pieces such as “Acerba voluttà” from Adriana Lecouvreur and “Seguidilla” from Carmen, along with Mozart’s “Così fan tutee”.
Her chosen repertoire also included popular songs such as a wonderful version of “Volver a los 17” by Chilean folk artist Violeta Parra –paying homage to the 100th anniversary of her birth–and “Te recuerdo Amanda” by Víctor Jara.
In July 2017, the Chilean artist will play Annina in R. Strauss’ der Rosenkavalier and a maiden in Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. In November, she will play the role of a nymph in A. Dvorak’s Rusakka.