Adriana Santibañez


The young and talented soprano Adriana Santibañez voice’s beautiful colors, both delicate and sensible with great beauty and charisma, her crystalline tone inundated the house. Her reincarnation of the unfortunate Stella couldn’t have been more credible and sincere. — Gamaliel Ruiz

Adriana Santibañez was a Norina full of youthful charm and possessing a vast register. Her incarnation dressed in swimsuit interpreting the opening aria in the second frame was a delight. — ProOpera Magazine

The soprano Adriana Santibañez was one amazing Adele singing high notes with security, showing good technique and also having very good stage presence. Her "Mein Herr Marquis" was excellent. — Opera Click


Cuban American soprano Adriana Santibañez was born in La Habana, Cuba, she began her musical studies at the age of eight as a violin player. In 2011, she moved to Mexico where she finished her musical studies at the Superior School of Music (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes).

In 2013, she made her debut with the National Company of Opera of Bellas Artes in México, in the role of "Gretel" in Humperdink's "Hänsel und Gretel" under the baton of Niksa Bareza. She performed numerous roles at Bellas Artes Theatre Santibañez after that.

Ms. Santibañez made her American debut in 2016 in the title role of Marina in Emilio Arrieta’s Marina with the Miami Lyric Opera.

Ms. Santibañez has sung the roles of Alcina and Morgana" in Händel’s Alcina,” Adele"(Die Fledermaus) "Adina"(L'elisir d'amore) "Norina" (Don Pasquale) “The Fire, The Princess and the Nightingale”(L’enfant et les Sortilèges),”Mónica” (The Medium) "Rowan" (The Little Sweep) "Lauretta" (Gianni Schicchi)"Giulia" (La Scala di Seta) “Gilda” (Rigoletto) “Blue Fairy” (Pinocchio) (J.Dove) “Micaela” (Carmen) among other roles.

Ms. Santibañez was a favorite soloist with orchestras in Mexico. In 2017, she performed concerts in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras. She performed Norina in Don Pasquale and the premiere through all of Latin America of A Streetcar Named Desire (A. Previn) as Stella.

Ms. Santibañez won First Place and The Roberta Peters Prize in the Opera de San Miguel Competion. Zarzuela’s First Place (given by the Domingo- Embil’s Mexican Company of Zarzuela) and Second Place in Opera in "Carlo Morelli” competition.

Ms. Santibañez lives in New York City.


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