Olga Perez Flora, D.M.A.

Mezzo-soprano; Assistant Professor of Voice
Olga Perez Flora

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Degrees

  • D.M.A., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Opera Theater, Arizona State University
  • B.A., Vocal Performance, Northern Arizona University

Biography

Cuban-American mezzo-soprano, Olga Perez Flora, has been lauded by Opera News for her "smoky tones" and "firm, pleasant voice and lively poise." Dr. Flora has performed with opera companies and symphonies both across the country and internationally. 

Some of her recent engagements include performances with the Akron Symphony in deFalla's El amor brujo, Opera Columbus as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Third Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with the Erie Chamber Orchestra, the Duraflé Requiem, Bach'sCantata 147 and Respighi's Il Tramonto with the St. Vincent Cammerata, Verdi's Requiem with the Hollywood Concert Series, Manuel de Falla's El Retablo de Maese Pedro with the Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra, the Duruflé Requiem and Hayden's Lord Nelson Mass with the Idyllwild Arts Festival, and Messiah with the Mississippi Symphony Chorus as well as a recording of Stephen Colantti's children's opera The Selfish Giant with the Erie Chamber Orchestra. 

Dr. Flora has also performed Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro with Operafestival di Roma, Zerlina in Don Giovanni with Opera in the Heights, and the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin with Opera Company Middlebury to wide acclaim. Known for her sultry Carmen, Ms. Perez Flora has performed this signature role numerous times, including her debut with Amarillo Opera.She has enjoyed being a recitalist for both Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Song Collaborative, and will perform a Cuban song recital series for Otterbein and Muskingum Universities as a community outreach event this Spring.  Additional upcoming engagements include Hayden's Lord Nelson Mass and Bach's Cantata BWV 4 with the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra.

Academic degrees include the Doctorate in Musical Arts from The Ohio State University, the Master in Opera Theater from Arizona State University as well as the Bachelor in Vocal Performance from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Flora is involved in several young artist programs including the Idyllwild Festival of the Arts where she has served as a vocal coach and opera scenes director for 12 years and the Flora Italian Summer Studio which she and her husband, James Flora, launched in the summer of 2016 in Rome, Italy with the Tito Gobbi Association where she serves as the artistic director.

Dr. Flora is represented by Berger Artists Management. More information at olgaperezflora.com