Martinez Iride, soprano
was born in Costa Rica. Her repertoire includes the title role in La Sonnambula (Bellini), in Lucia di Lammermoor, Adina in L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), 1984 (Maazel), Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare is Egitto (Handel), Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Konstanze in Die Entfhurung aus dem Serail (Mozart), Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Queen Schemachan in The Golden Cockerel, Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride (Rimsky Korsakov), the title role in Semele (Handel), Queen Maria Luisa in Goya (Menotti) and many other roles. She performs regularly at the Salzburg, Bregenz and Glyndebourne festivals, La Scala and the opera houses of Vienna, Dresden, Munich, Paris, Riga, Berlin, Leipzig, Koln and others. This is her Israeli Opera debut.