Reyna Carguill, Soprano
Leonora, Il trovatore
Soprano Reyna Carguill's voice has been described as "warm" and "enchanting" and possessing "a captivating power that demands attention". A native of Panamá City, Panamá, Ms. Carguill has appeared in concert and opera performances throughout the United States and abroad. Recent highlights include the role of Élisabeth de Valois in Verdi's Don Carlos and Lucrezia Contarini I due Foscari both with Sarasota Opera. This past season saw Ms. Carguill touring the United States with the 75th Anniversary Production of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in the role of Serena. During the summer of 2010 she was engaged by the Caramoor Festival to cover the demanding title role in Bellini's Norma. In 2011 Ms. Carguill performed the soprano arias from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess in an abridged concert-version conducted by Lorin Maazel. She made her international debut in the spring of 2012 under Maazel as the soprano soloist for Porgy and Bess with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 she will be featured as the soprano soloist in Verdi's Requiem with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and adds the title role of Verdi's Aida to her list of roles performed.