Puerto Rican soprano Samarie Alicea has been praised by The New York Times for her “bright-voiced and endearing soprano”. Samarie made her New York City Opera role debut as Aire in Literes’ Spanish Baroque opera Los Elementos. Last season she performed as ‘la Statue’ in NYCO’s production of Rameau’s Pygmalion and as Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Heartbeat Opera. Samarie performed as Frasquita in Carmen in the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in NJ and as Clorinda in La cenerentola with NYCO’s Park Series at Bryant Park.
Also seen Off-Broadway as Susana in Figaro 90210!, Vid Guerrerio’s updated version of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Samarie performed as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Long Island Opera and as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito with dell´Arte Opera Ensemble. She was a winner of the Puerto Rico District Metropolitan Opera National Auditions. She has participated with the International Vocal Arts Institute in New York, Virginia, and Tel Aviv, Israel and with the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiary, Italy.
Samarie received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the City University of New York at Brooklyn College and her Bachelor’s degree from the Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico.