“Burn, Heart, Burn”
Ana María Díaz was born in Madrid and obtained her Master of Arts in voice with the specialty of Opera at the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid. She was contracted by the Teatro Real and the OCNE, National Orchestra and Chorus of Spain, as a singer from 1999 to 2013. In February 2013, Ana María Díaz was finalist at the XV Concorso Lirico Internazionale Umberto Giordano competition in Italy. Presently, she lives in Philadelphia. Opera singer and writer of reviews of opera and other artistic activities, she is President of Owlsong Productions, Inc. Ana María Díaz belongs to the duo Soprano Meets Contrabass with her husband Alan Lewine, performing original arrangements of arias and songs for soprano and jazz contrabass with flamenco influences in the recital “800 years of music in less than 2 hours”. They have performed in the United States, Spain and Israel with fantastic response from the public.
Ana María Díaz is a member of Opera America in New York, UNIMA-USA, Early Music America and Women in the Music. She appeared with many stars in live theater (e.g., Plácido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé) and on several opera DVDs as “Luisa Fernanda”, on Spanish National Radio (RNE) and on CDs by Deutsche Grammophon and other labels.
Ana María Díaz has written and produced a bilingual musical Baroque theatrical performance titled “Burn, Heart, Burn” as a commemoration of the artists from 17th Century Spain and America with puppets using elaborate period costumes, songs and brief stories. The songs are recorded in her new CD “Arded, Corazón, Arded”. Ana María collaborates with “CNY Latino” Newspaper in a new column titled “Burn, Heart, Burn”.