Soprano Meechot Marrero has been called “a revelation… a young Puertorrican star with a great career ahead” (El Nuevo Día). Ms. Marrero was recently the First Place winner in the 2014 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Puerto Rico District. There she was also awarded with a prize selected by the audience, the Fundación Angel Ramos Award and the Fundación Daisy Marrero Award. She has had the opportunity to work with one of the foremost composers and librettists of opera in the United States, Carlisle Floyd, during VOICExperience’s collaboration with National Opera Week 2012 in Savannah, Georgia. Meechot has performed de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares Españolas, Haydn’s The Creation, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. She has attended programs such as the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Puerto Rico, the International Vocal Arts Institute in Israel and Virginia, the VOICExperience in Florida and Savannah, and Opera as Drama in New York. Her roles include Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Concepción in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole, and Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème. Ms. Marrero began her musical studies with the San Juan Children’s Choir, received her B. Mus. from the Puerto Rico Music Conservatory, and is currently working on her M. Mus. with the prestigious Yale Opera Program at the Yale School of Music.