Meet Founder and Artistic Director of Mexamorphosis
Mexican Mezzo-soprano, Artistic Director and arts promoter Guadalupe Peraza has performed internationally on both concert and opera stages.
In 2016 she created Mexamorphosis, a cross-cultural production involving diverse disciplines and music styles including Mexican Son Jarocho, dance and visual arts.
Guadalupe was awarded “Mexican Woman of the Year” by the Mayor and the Board of Commissioners in Union City, NJ for her contributions to the Latin American community. Along with the former ambassador of Ireland in Mexico, Barbara Jones and the Irish Embassy of Mexico, she conceived, produced and performed cross-cultural collaborations for the St. Patrick’s day celebrations in Mexico at the Metropolitan Theater of Querétaro, and The Claustro de Sor Juana in Mexico in collaboration with Mick Moloney and Green Fields of America in 2018. This concept was successfully reproduced at a sold-out Symphony Space in New York City and at the majestic Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris in Mexico City in 2018 and 2019.
Her 2022 season includes engagements with the New York Philharmonic, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and Bard College, as well as appearances as a guest soloist in Nariño, Colombia. In June 22, 2022, she was a featured soloist at the Chaconne Project with The American Classical Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Crawford, after their previous recording of this project in 2020.
In 2021 she was awarded the City Artist Corps Grant in NYC which culminated in a cross-cultural collaboration featuring early music and folk music from Western Europe, Turkey and Veracruz, Mexico. She was also a featured soloist with the Gotham Early Music Scene’s Open Gates Project The Divine Feminine. In the 2018-2020 season, Peraza performed as alto soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Fairfield County Chorale and Orchestra, was a featured soloist at St. Patrick's Cathedral
Highlights of previous seasons have included solo performances in Mexico at the Fernando Soler Theater City in Saltillo; the Degollado Theatre in Guadalajara; and Mexico City’s Roberto Cantoral Hall, Bellas Artes Theatre and Nezahualcoyotl Hall. She was a featured soloist in Mozart's Requiem with early music specialists The Sebastians in 2017; at the Bard Music Festival Preview in 2015 and at the 2015 Opera America Conference, hosted by Washington National Opera in Washington, DC. She has participated in various productions at New York City Opera, and Bard Summerscape, and has sung at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Lincoln Center. The mezzo’s honors include first prize in the fifteenth annual Francisco Araiza Voice Competition in Mexico City.