Graduate Assistant - Yuriria Rodriguez
Costa Rican mezzo-soprano Yuriria Rodriguez was a prize winner at the National Society of Arts and Letters voice competition, in Bloomington, Indiana, and a winner of the 9th Annual Competition in the Performance of Music from Spain and LatinAmerica, which allowed her to tour the United States as an artist sponsored by the Embassy of Spain, giving recitals of Zarzuela and Latin American/Spanish Art Song.
In 2006, she sang the role of Maria in the tango-operetta by A. Piazzolla and H.Ferrer, Maria de Buenos Aires, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, receiving a standing ovation in a sold out performance. Ms. Rodriguez also sung the role of Despina in W.A. Mozart's Cosí fan tutte (Costa Rica) and one of the three Rosales sisters in Indiana University's collegiate premiere of Oswaldo Golijov's Ainadamar, conducted by CarmenH. Téllez.
Reviews have praised Ms. Rodriguez as a singer “with a beautiful voice which recallsa force of nature” (Herald Times, Bloomington, IN). As a member of El Taller she hadthe opportunity to share the stage with prominent guest musicians and Jacobs School of Music faculty, such as Grammy Award Winners Pablo Ziegler and Sylvia McNairamong many others.
Ms. Rodriguez studied voice with Mary Tortorich (Loyola University of New Orleans) and Fulvio Villalobos (Costa Rica) before coming to Indiana University, where shereceived a Bachelor of Music from Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Teresa Kubiak and Carlos Montané.
Currently she is pursuing her Master of Music at Indiana University, where she continues vocal studies with Teresa Kubiak. She has received several honors, includingthe Olimpia Barbera scholarship as well as a graduate assistantship from the LatinAmerican Music Center at IU.
Recently, Ms. Rodriguez was featured as a soloist in the University Singersperformance of Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Richard Tang Yuk at Indiana University. She debuted at the Indiana Opera program as Suor Osmina in the 2011production of Piccini’s Suor Angelica.