Guadalupe Paz



Tijuana-born Mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Paz graduated from the Conservatorio Arrigo Pedrollo in Vicenza, Italy. She is a frequent guest artist at the National Opera Company of Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

2024 engagements include Galatea in Centro Nacional de las Artes’ Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, La Mujer in El Milagro del Recuerdo and the Equal Voices Project with San Diego Opera, a critically reviewed company debut with Opera San José as Paula in Florencia en el Amazonas, De Falla’s El Amor Brujo with the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in Brazil, a role and company debut as Theresa Alvarez in the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s The Listeners at Opera Philadelphia, and Handel’s Messiah with early music ensemble, Apollo’s Fire. In 2025 the mezzo-soprano returns to Opera San José as Carlotta in Héctor Armienta’s Zorro.

2022-2023 performances included her debut at the Mainly Mozart Festival, Frida Kahlo in The last dream of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by Gabriela Lena Frank and Nilo Cruz in addition to Mercedes in Carmen and Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica with San Diego Opera. Other roles include the title role in Montezuma by Carl H. Graun, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Isabella in L’Italiana in Algeri, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Angelina in La Cenerentola, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Olga in Eugene Onegin, Isolier in Le Comte Ory, Maddalena and Marchesa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims, Lucilla in L’Occasione fa il ladro, Ernestina in La Scala di Seta, La Messaggiera in L’Orfeo and Dorabella in Cosí fan tutte.

On the concert stage, Ms. Paz has performed gala concerts alongside tenor Javier Camarena at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Oviedo at the Auditorio Príncipe Felipe de Asturias, and with the Bellas Artes Orchestra at Bellas Artes Theater in Mexico City. The mezzo’s concert repertoire includes Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Bach’s Magnificat and Johannes Passion, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Choral Fantasy, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solennelle. F Minor Mass by Bruckner, and The Glagolitic Mass by Leoš Janaček. Ms. Paz’ repertoire also includes performances of Gustav Mahler’s 2nd and 3rd Symphonies performed at Palacio de Bellas Artes with the National Symphony Orchestra, Cary Ratliff’s Ode to Common Things with La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Mario Lavista’s Tres Canciones para Orquesta y Mezzosoprano, Manuel De Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares, Romeo and Juliette by Hector Berlioz, and Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Aspen Music Festival.

During her career Ms. Paz has been a recipient of diverse accolades including 1st place in the Rossini Award competition with the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert. She won 1st place at the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego two years in a row and was a finalist in the “Toti dal Monte” competition, also placing 2nd in the Carlo Morelli competition.

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