Cuban Soprano Maria Aleida began her music studies at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Venezuela in 1999. Ms. Aleida sang in the Conservatory productions of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore and Puccini's " La Boheme.As a soloist Ms. Rodriguez sang with La Sinfonica de Lara, La Sinfonica de Falcon and La Sinfonica de Venezuela at the Teresa Carreño Theatre, under the batons of Maestri Tarcisio Barreto, Angelo Pagliuca and Bruno Aprea, current Artistic Director of Palm Beach Opera.
Maria Aleida participated in masterclasses with soprano Mirella Freni in Venezuela, January 2007, and Montserrat Caballe, in Zaragoza, Spain, November 2008.
In April of 2007 Maria Aleida moved to Miami and began her vocal studies with Miami voice teacher Manny Perez
Prize winner at the Montserrat Caballe international voice competition in Zaragoza, Spain 2008,The Francisco Vinas International voice competition in Barcelona, Spain, 2009, The Mario Lanza Institute in Philadelphia in 2009 and the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation, in NY, 2010.
She is a 2nd year Resident Artist at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where she has sung roles like : " Nanneta" in Verdi's "Falstaff" , and Musetta in " La Boheme. This season she will sing the role of " Fiakermilli" in Arabella by Richard Strauss.
During her studies at AVA she has perform Concerts with The Symphony of the Americas at the Broward Center for the Performing arts in F. Lauderdale, FL, a Christmas Concert with the Riverside Symphonia under the baton of Maestro Mariusz Smolij in Lambertville and Doylestown in December ,2009 and a Concert with The Marcello Giordani Foundation at the St Jean Baptiste Church in New York with Maestri Carmine Aufiero and Steven Mercurio , December 2010.
Maria Aleida lives in Philadelphia and studies with Maestro Bill Schumann.
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