Recognized for her “beautiful, warm voice with a secure and soft top and a powerful low register” (Basler Landschaftszeitung, Switzerland), mezzo soprano CARLA LÓPEZ-SPEZIALE has appeared with the Bellas Artes Opera in L’italiana in Algeri, Carmen, Candide, Orfeo ed Euridice, Die Walküre, and Götterdämmerung, among others. Other operatic performances include Samson et Dalila, Suor Angelica, A Kékszakállu Herceg Vára, Adamo’s Little Women, and Dazzi’s En susurros los muertos. Her appearances on the concert stage include performances with La Serenissima, the Shanghai Philharmonic, and major orchestras in Mexico. Ms. López-Speziale is also in demand for chamber music concerts and has given recitals in Mexico and the United States. She has performed at the Fine Arts Palace in her native Mexico, the Algiers Opera House, the Shanghai Concert Hall, Hong Kong’s City Hall, the Stern and Weill Halls at Carnegie Hall and the National Opera Center in New York among other venues. A prize winner of competitions such as the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation, the “Vincenzo Bellini” Competition in Italy, the New York District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the Carlo Morelli Competition, Ms. López-Speziale holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the Manhattan School of Music.