As part of her operatic career Arleen has performed with the Puerto Rico Lyric Opera, the Boston Conservatory Opera Theater, the Florida Opera Theater, and she has been a soloist with the Arlington Philharmonic, the Puerto Rico Philharmonic, the Interamerican University of PR Choir, and the Boston Conservatory Concert Choir. In 2012, she was the recipient of the PR Cultural Institute Award for young artists, and she was sponsored by internationally renowned tenor, Cesar Hernandez. In 2015 she won the first place on her division at the NATS singing competition at UCF. Arleen has sung the roles of Despina in Cossi fan tutti, Amahl and the mother in Amahl and the night visitors, Pamina in The magic flute, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, among several partial Operatic roles. She has recently appeared as Barmaid in the classic Operetta The Student Prince, produced by Orlando Light Opera. She is also a performing artist and chorus member of the Opera Orlando Company. Arleen is currently performing in concerts around the Central Florida area, United States, and Puerto Rico.
In addition to her performing career, the Puerto Rican soprano has a passion for teaching. Arleen has been a vocal coach and singing teacher for the last 13 years. During 2010 to 2011 she was an adjunct voice professor at the Music Department of the Interamerican University of PR. She has also been one of the vocal coaches of the TV singing reality show The Voice Kids at Telemundo TV Network and Pequenos Gigantes USA at Univision Network. Arleen has also worked as vocal coach for several recording artists. She keeps on passing the legacy of music appreciation and singing techniques at her private studio Singing Institute & Performing ARTS.
In the education field Arleen was part of the faculty of the Department of Music of the Interamerican University of San German. She has also worked with the Orlando Opera community outreach program designed to educate youth and children about opera.
Among her latest community projects, In October 2018 Arleen joined efforts with The Hand Foundation NJ to bring relief to her beloved island of Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria, thus composing a song titled Isla del Cordero, featuring important singers from several nationalities, such as, legendary salsa singer Ismael Miranda.
Arleen's most recent and current musical project is "The BorikenSpharad Ladino Music Project". (To learn more about this project go to the Ladino Music Project tab).
Born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, the soprano Arleen Ramirez holds a master's degree in Arts in Music and Opera Performance from the University of Central Florida. She has studied with singing teachers and singers such as, renown legend Italian Iride Pila, Mezzo-Soprano Madja Moreno, Dr. Raquel Montalvo, Dr. Evangelina Colon, Manny Perez, tenor Dr. Jeremy Hunt, among others, and Hindustani singer Deepak Kumar.
Arleen has stablished herself as a solid crossover singer mastering a diversity of music genres both as a performer and as a songwriter. The soprano has performed on the concert stage in opera, music theater, popular, flamenco, and Hindustani music. The versatility of her voice has given her the opportunity of singing a wide variety of music genres and train with singers such as: Hindustani music composer and singer Deepak Kumar and successful lyric vocal coach Manny Perez who has on his account opera singers, such as, Elizabeth Caballero and Eglisse Gutierrez. In the popular and ethnical music field the soprano has worked and recorded with several artists for over 15 years. She has toured the east coast of USA with a Berklee College of Music based jazz vocal ensemble group called Zonabo. From 2000 to 2008 Arleen was a performing artist and music teacher with Danzactiva Dance Company directed by the Puerto Rican dancer Paulette Beauchamp; ACE and HOLA award winner. The soprano has established herself as a well-respected performer in her homeland of Puerto Rico. Arleen has sung and recorded with important Puerto Rican artists and international musicians, such as, Tony Croatto, Silverio Perez, bass player Agustin Barreto, Bass player Ricky Encarnacion, percussionist Alex Acuna, salsa singer Ismael Miranda, flamenco band Fusion Jonda, Antonio Santaella, flamenco teacher and choreographer, and Hindustani singer and composer Deepak Kumar, among many others. Arleen was part of the Latin Jazz Vocal Ensemble "Sonabo" with which she toured along the East Coast of USA and Puerto Rico. She has also been a backup vocal and lead singer in some of the most important Reggae Music Bands of her native Puerto Rico. Besides music, her resume includes histrionic arts as well, as she has had the opportunity to work as an actress in TV commercials and theatrical plays.
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"Barmaid" in The Student Prince
Operetta produced by Orlando Light Opera. Annie Russel Theatre. 2016.
Promo for Recital at the Interamerican University of PR. 2010.
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"La ci darem la mano" Don Giovanni
Singing with Baritone Gabriel Preisser, Orlando Opera Artistic Director, at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Festival. Orlando City Hall, 2016.
Central Florida NATS competition
Winner of the professional division of the Central Florida NATS competition. University of Central Florida. 2014.
Master's Degree Graduation Recital. University of Central Florida. 2015.
"Mercedes" in Tierra Rebelde
Theatrical play. Scene with puertorrican actresses Millie Ruperto and Tatiana Rodriguez. Shakespeare, Orlando. 2012
De lirico, bolero y flamenco concert
Singing with puertorrican tenor Cesar Hernandez. Francisco Arrivi Theatre, San Juan PR. 2011