Meechot Marrero

Soprano

Biography

Puerto Rican soprano Meechot Marrero, hailed by El Nuevo Día as, “a revelation…a young Puerto Rican star with a great career ahead” is a recent master’s degree recipient of the Yale School of Music, and in the 2016/17 season, will join the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble, after being awarded the American-Berlin Scholarship from the Opera Foundation. At Deutsche Oper Berlin, Ms. Marrero will perform the roles of Frasquita in Carmen, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Bianca and Gabriela in La Rondine. She will also return to the Savannah Voice Festival as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette.

In past seasons, Meechot Marrero has performed extensively in Puerto Rico, performing with the Festival Casals as Trujamán in de Falla’s El retablo del Maese Pedro, Despina in Così fan tutte with the Teatro de la Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Concepción in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole at the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, and Rafaela in Vásquez’ La Mina de Oro with the Teatro Repertorio, UPRRP. Concert engagements have included soprano soloist with the Festival Casals in Menotti’s Muero porque no muero, de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares Españolas, Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileras No. 5 and Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico, Pergolesi’sStabat Mater with the Coro de Niños de San Juan and Haydn’s Creation with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Bayamón.

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Reviews

“Soprano Meechot Marrero was a revelation…a young Puerto Rican star with a great career ahead.”

Luis Hernández Mergal

Periódico El Nuevo Día

“Tis the season for performances of Handel’s ‘Messiah’…The soloists… all impressed by filling the hall with sound. Their musical fluency and vocal presence was uplifting in itself… But the crowd favorite was Marrero. She sang elegant lines in warm colors and always seemed to edge the right words at the right time. Her coloratura was clean and pitched in the center of each note. She was always convincing. Be on the lookout for opportunities to hear her sing.”

Jeffrey Johnson

Sonic Labyrinth

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“The young soprano Meechot Marrero sang the cantata for Saint Teresa, ‘Muero porque no muero,’ that earned her a standing ovation.”

Diálogo, Ricardo Alcaraz 

“Marrero as Susanna steals the show. She has the most to sing, and I found it hard to wrap my head around the fact that so powerful a voice could emanate from so petite a person.”

Yale News 

“Young Puerto Rican soprano Meechot Marrero interpreted Manuel de Falla’s Siete canciones populares españolas. The beautiful timbre of her voice dark tones combined well with the interpretation of Bender and OSPR. Marrero has plenty of elegance and stage presence, and a natural musicality that served to shape the phrases in the song cycle. Her delicate interpretation of the lullaby was exemplary. The public did not relent until receiving an encore of El paño moruno”

Periódico El Nuevo Día, Luis Hernández Mergal

“Alberto Guidobaldi’s Gloria is distinguished by its simplicity and harmonic and rhythmic elegance, very appropriate for the occasion…The sweet vocal timbre of soprano Meechot Marrero with her sublime musical expressivity was key to the success of the work.”

Periódico El Nuevo Día, Luis Hernández Mergal