Meechot Marrero

Soprano

Biography

Puerto Rican soprano Meechot Marrero, whom El Nuevo Día called, “a revelation…a young Puerto Rican star with a great career ahead” is a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ensemble, after being awarded the American-Berlin Scholarship from the Opera Foundation. In the 2018/19 season, Ms. Marrero will make her role and house debut as Cunegonde in Candide at the Komische Oper Berlin in Barry Kosky’s new production, and Maria in West Side Story — first the entirety of the score with Donald Runnicles and the Grand Teton Music Festival, followed by the Puerto Rico Symphony, performing Bernstein’s West Side Story Suite No. 1. At the Deutsche Oper, Ms. Marrero will reprise the roles of Adele in Die Fledermaus, Bianca in La Rondine, and debut the roles of Liù in Turandot, the Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen, Micaela in Carmen and Kseniya in Boris Godunov among others.

In previous seasons at the Deutsche Oper, Ms. Marrero has performed Adele, Frasquita in Carmen, Woglinde in Das Rheingold, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Princess Nicoletta in The Love for Three Oranges, the Page in Rigoletto, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Modestina in Il viaggio a Reims, First Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Bianca and Gabriela in La Rondine. She is also a frequent guest at the Savannah Voice Festival as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette and Lucy England in Menotti’s The Telephone.

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Reviews

“Meechot Marrero was a loving Maria with a sweet, delicate soprano voice that told onlookers she was a great deal more than a gangster’s girlfriend. A petite girl who was an excellent dancer, Maria belonged to another world and Tony wanted to join her in it.”

 

Maria Nockin

Broadway World

“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

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