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Puerto Rican singer, active performer of traditional and contemporary works, as soloist and in ensembles. Voice 

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This is me

I am a Puerto Rican soprano, active performer of concerts and operas ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. I am also an advocate of the Latin-American and Iberian Art Song repertoire, and a proponent of contemporary vocal works as well. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to premier many vocal works, from well-established and up-and-coming composers.


I earned a BA in Literature and Languages from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico; and, both a BA and an MM in Vocal Performance, from The Boston Conservatory. And, I have sung in important stages, including the world-renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA, Boston Symphony Hall in Boston, MA, and The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, TX; also, at the Tanglewood Festival in Lenox, MA and the Centro de Bellas Artes (Performing Arts Center) in San Juan, PR.


Moreover, I am a voice teacher, the co-creator and co-producer of the children's music project: Canciones, raíces y alas, writing original, family-friendly music, in Spanish; and the creator and teacher of CRYA Canta, a music program geared towards young children (0-4yo) that stimulates the development of early childhood skills (motor, cognitive, etc.). Also, I'm the voice of Hippocampus Clubhouse, en español - narrating the Spanish books found in this fun, inclusive, SEL-based story time podcast.

Soprano  New Music  Singer
Iberian Music  Art Song

Latin-American Repertoire    

Ensemble    Opera  Concert

Upcoming performances

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L'Elisir d'Amore

November 18, 2023

Yayra is thrilled to be joining the chorus for L'Elisir d'Amore, by Donizetti. And to be performing again at the Centro de Bellas Artes (Performing Arts Center) in Santurce, Puerto Rico.

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