María Laetitia Soprano

But even if Figaro features in the title, his Susanna blazes just as brightly. Soprano Maria Laetitia rules the stage — sometimes literally moving other characters where she wants them. Laetitia always sparkles — dating back to her memorable performance as a saucy maid in Florida Opera Theatre’s 2013 production of “The Old Man and the Thief.” But here she’s positively effervescent. She seems more commanding than ever, and finds a delicate vocal quality for Susanna on moments such as “Who could be as happy as I” that is just heavenly.

Matthew J. Palm

Orlando Sentienel

“Salud”, the soprano María Leticia Hernández (María Laetitia) shakedown our souls with an articulate anguish in her register (voice) and in her face. Embodied in the text (Maria Laetitia), couldn’t even contain the tears in an extraordinary role of pleasant remembrance, that sparks the interest to appreciate her talent with more regularity.

 Jaime Torres Torres

For: Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular

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The 2013 Banco Popular Special is titled "Música en tiempos". Again this year, the special is available on CD and DVD. There are 15 tracks as detailed below. This special focuses on songs that have transcended time - still played and enjoyed today, yet part of Puerto Rico's musical history. Mixed in are Christmas songs that fit the same...
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Soprano: María Laetitia
Canción (Song): Lamento Borincano
Compositor (Composer): Rafael Hernández (1892-1965)
Fecha (Date): 25 de abril de 2014
Lugar (Place): Centro de Bellas Artes Ada Mage Zayas, Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico

Lamento Borincano compuesta por Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) es considerada como uno de los himnos no oficiales de Puerto Rico al igual que Preciosa por Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) o Verde Luz por Antonio Caban Vale "El Topo". Estas composiciones tocan las emociones de aquellos que la escuchan y se pueden identificar con ellas.

La soprano Maria Laetitia nos brinda su excelente talento en conjunto de la Filarmonica de Puerto Rico Arturo Somohano interpretando Lamento Borincano.

Maria Laetitia (soprano) and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Puerto Rico - Arturo Somohano give us the opportunity to hear Lamento Borincano. Lamento Borincano composed by Rafael Hernandez (1892-1965) is considered one of the non-officials anthems of Puerto Rico. Those who hear it can feel and remember their memories of Puerto Rico.

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