Yanzel Rivera

A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Yanzel Rivera studied at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico under the guidance of Justino Díaz. She received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a doctoral candidate at the School of Music of the UW Madison, where she pursued a minor in Arts Administration at the Bolz Center. Yanzel has recently completed an internship with the Madison Youth Choirs and in the summer of 2017 was employed by the Wisconsin Union Theater in Madison to create, organize and manage the first open-air classical music series at the Union Terrace. As a professional opera singer, Yanzel has brought to life more than 30 roles and in the past few years has performed with the opera at the Spoleto Festival USA, Teatro Nacional Sucre in Quito, Ecuador, the UW Opera in Madison and the Martina Arroyo Foundation in New York City.

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