Opera singer Martina Arroyo, Jan. ’53 is to be honored by the Kennedy Center at their Gala on December 29. The event, which will be aired that evening on CBS at 9pm, will also honor Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Shirley MacLaine, and Carlos Santana.
Martina, whose voice was once decribed as “among the most glorious in the world” (NYT), has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna State Opera, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La Scala in Milan, Paris Opera, and the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. She is also a teacher, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the founder of the Martina Arroyo Foundation, offering emerging young artists a structured curriculum.
For more information, visit The Kennedy Center website here.