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“A quartet of grieving parents- soprano Marina Hogue,[…]confronted Sister Helen[…] in what turned out to be one of the most beautifully composed and performed moments in the show.”

- Schmopera

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American soprano, Marina Renée Nuñez, is an up and coming artist who has been praised for her expressiveness, “rich and warm color,” and sparkling high notes. Marina recently returned from Prague, where she performed excerpts from Thäis with Opernfest Prague at the historic Divadlo Vinohradech. This season, Ms. Nuñez will be performing the role of Elle in Poulenc’s, La Voix Humaine, with Universal Song Project and in a film adaptation of the opera with Killer Queen Opera. She will sing as a featured soloist on Bach's Weihnachts Oratorium with Taylor Festival Choir in Charleston, SC. Additionally, she will be singing the role of Lucy in Menotti’s, The Telephone, in South Florida. 

 

During Covid, she made her cinematic debut as the title role in the film, Poppea, a groovy adaptation of Monteverdi’s opera with Killer Queen Opera. She also co-founded a classical duo called Universal Song Project, curating performances that collaborate with other art forms. Ms. Nuñez also performed the world premiere of the opera, Rendezvous with Bloody Mary, singing the role of the Storyteller, as well as the role of Older Sister in the New York premiere of the opera, Who Married Star Husbands, with Four Corner’s Ensemble at the Polish Consulate General. Additional operatic roles in Ms.Nuñez’s repertoire include Juliette (Romeo et Juliette), Mimi (La Boheme), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel), Helena (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Aurore (Le Portrait de Manon), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), and Kitty Hart (Dead Man Walking). Ms. Nuñez prides herself on being a crossover artist in musical theater. Musical theater roles include Maria (West Side Story), Maria, (The Sound of Music), Marian (The Music Man), and Amalia (She Loves Me).


Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms.Nuñez has performed as the Soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches and as the Mother in Craig Hella Johnson’s work, Considering Matthew Shepard with Taylor Festival Choir. Proud of her heritage, Ms. Nuñez is an advocate of performing Latinx repertoire and actively programs those works in various concerts and recitals. Marina has performed recitals in Náměšť, Czech Republic and throughout Austria, Italy, and the United States. She has been a featured soloist with Palm Beach Signature Chamber Series, as well as Opera Doral’s Concert Series. 

 

Ms. Nuñez is an alumna of the Castleton Festival Young Artist program, International Vocal Arts Institute, Institute Canadien d’art Vocal, and an Apprentice Artist with the Bel Canto Institute and Miami Summer Music Festival.  She completed her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and Master of Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Marina is a recipient of the Francis B. Furlong scholarship and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 International Czech and Slovak Competition. Ms.Nuñez is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, French, and proficient in German. Marina's non singing hobbies include hiking, exploring art museums, cooking, and coffee.