Performance Year: 2022
Internationally recognized for her compelling performances of Baroque and concert repertoire, native Puerto Rican soprano Camille Ortiz is quickly establishing herself as a leading artist in standard operatic roles. The 2021-2022 season included recitals and master classes of Latin American art song across the United States; a faculty recital at University of Oregon’s Beall Hall with pianist David Riley of repertoire by Rachmaninov, Strauss, Margaret Bonds and Ernesto Cordero; Pamina in Eugene Opera’s production of The Magic Flute; an Ars Lyrica Houston tour of Spanish baroque repertoire, including a debut with the Music Before 1800 music series in New York City; and a highly anticipated debut with Boston Baroque as Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula. 2020-2021 performances included a recorded Christmas concert with Ars Lyrica Houston singing Scarlatti’s Christmas Cantata and several virtual recitals and masterclasses.
Ms. Ortiz is assistant professor of voice at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. She completed a D.M.A. at the University of North Texas, a Master of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree at Oral Roberts University, where she double-majored in voice and violin. She is also a graduate of the pre-college division of the Puerto Rico Conservatory. She is the winner of the Gerda Lissner Foundation 2008 Encouragement Award and a finalist in both the Liederkranz 2009 competition, Lieder division, and the Sergei and Olga Koussevitzky 2010 Young Artists Competition. She has also served on the faculty of Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ave Maria University and the Greek Opera Studio.