Internationally recognized for compelling performances of baroque and concert repertoire, Puerto Rican soprano Camille Ortiz is quickly establishing herself as a leading operatic artist. The current 2022-2023 season includes appearances with Opera Orlando as Marie in The Daughter of the Regiment; Galatea in Eugene Opera’s Acis and Galatea; performances of Crossing Borders, a program of Spanish and Latin American baroque repertoire, with Ars Lyrica Houston at the San Diego Early Music Society and Arizona Early Music, Tucson Desert Song Festival; a baroque program with Chamber Music Amici; the soprano soloist for Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires (Tango Mass) with Eugene Concert Choir; a world premiere of Colin Pip Dixon’s Invocation with the Elsewhere Ensemble; and recitals across the United States. The 2023-2024 season brings a debut with Portland Baroque Orchestra as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah and a return to the role of Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Ars Lyrica Houston.
Performance highlights of the 2021-2022 season include a Kennedy Center debut as Elena (Hélène) in Opera Lafayette’s adaptation of Gretry’s Silvain, for which she was hailed as “a dramatic tour de force” by Washington Classical Review (Charles Downey, June 2022). A few weeks prior, she made her debut with the Boston Baroque as Oriana in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula opposite Anthony Roth Costanzo as Amadigi, Daniela Mack as Dardano, and Amanda Forsythe as Melissa, for which she was described on Opera Magazine as possessing a “shimmering lyric sound” (David Shengold, July 2022). She was also seen as Pamina in Eugene Opera’s The Magic Flute and in performances for Ars Lyrica Houston’s Crossing Borders in Houston and New York City’s Music Before 1800. An avid recitalist and champion of Latin American art song, Ms. Ortiz performed recitals across the United States and taught masterclasses at University of Idaho, Concordia College, and the Puerto Rico Conservatory.
Ms. Ortiz has appeared with Gulfshore Opera, the Dallas Bach Society, the Orchestra of New Spain, the Festival of the Aegean in Greece, the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina (John Rutter conducting), and at Carnegie Hall with MidAm International. She appears in the highly acclaimed CD recording of Rameau’s Le temple de la gloire with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, for which she was named “the stand-out” of the recording by BBC Music Magazine, October 2018. Her fall 2018 performances with the Philharmonia Baroque of Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Coronation Mass in C major, and Litaniae Lauretanae have also been broadcast on San Francisco’s KDFC, classical music radio.
She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Oregon, School of Music and Dance.