Born in San Juan (Porto Rico), Ana Maria Martínez graduated from the Juilliard School. In 1993, she was finalist at the auditions of the New York Metropolitan Opera. She won many awards, including the first prize at the Eleanor McCollum Awards in 1994, the Pepita Embil Award at the Plácido Domingo’s Operalia in 1995, a Grammy Award and a Lynn Wyatt Great Award, by the Houston Opera. She made her debut at the Paris Opera in 2006 as Amelia (Simon Boccanegra), then she sang the main role in Luisa Miller, Antonia in Hoffmann’s Tales and Mimi in La Bohème. She is invited to perform on international stages: the Vienna Staatsoper (Madame Butterfly, Pamina in The Magic Flute), the Bayerische Staatsoper (Madama Butterfly, Luisa Miller, La Bohème, the countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, the lead-part in Rusalka, Antonia in Hoffman’s Tales), the Royal Opera House, London (Alice Ford in Falstaff, Violetta in La Traviata, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly), the Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam (Liù in Turandot, Nedda in Pagliacci), at the Glyndebourne Festival (Rusalka, Paolina in Poliuto), the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Desdemona in Otello, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Rusalka, La Bohème, Nedda in Pagliacci, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Marguerite in Faust), the Houston Grand Opera (the lead role in Carmen, Rosina in The Barber de Seville, Lucero in Salsipuedes by Daniel Catán, Marguerite), the Los Angeles Opera (Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Nedda), the New York Metropolitan Opera (Madama Butterfly, Musetta in La Bohème), the San Francisco Opera (Elisabetta in Don Carlo). In recent season, she sang the title role of Carmen, Elisabetta in Don Carlo and Solea in El Gato Montes, with Plácido Domingo in Los Angeles, Rusalka at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Fiordiligi and Marguerite in Chicago, the main role of Florencia en el Amazonas by Daniel Catán at the Florida Grand Opera and the Houston Grand Opera, Madama Butterfly in Santa Fe and at the Vienna Staatsoper. Her large discography includes, Manon Lescaut, conducted by Plácido Domingo and released by Decca, plus a solo album, Ana María Martínez, Songs and Arias (Naxos).
Madama Butterfly, at the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.