Deborah Martínez Rosengaus, is a versatile Mezzo Soprano having studied Opera, Theater, Music and Dance, she is known for her exciting, high energy performances and for creating memorable and endearing characters. With a uniquely flexible voice, as comfortable in Verdi as it is in Rossini, she has delighted audiences around the world with her rich timbre and sparkling coloratura.
She has toured internationally, with a variety of musical ensembles in concert halls such as: Santori Hall in Tokyo, The Center for Performing Arts in Beijing with the Peoples Liberation Army Orchestra, Disney Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. She has given recitals in Mexico and across the United States, giving voice to her research into the lesser known Art Songs of great Classical composers.
In the summer of 2008, she created the role of Principessa Louling under the baton of Bruno Riggacci in the World Premier of his one act opera “Dodici personaggi in cerca di voce.” She has recieved critical acclaim for her interpretation of Jo in Mark Adamo's Little Women and was nominated for a Theater Bay Area Award for the role of Ruth in Pirates of Penzance. With Ars Minerva, she has re-premiered 3 Operas that haven't been seen since their performances back in the Baroque. Other favorite opera credits include Cendrillon, Die Fledermaus, Hansel and Gretel, Candide, The Consul, Griffelkin by the late great Lucas Foss and West Coast premier of the new opera Miss Lonelyhearts. With Orchestra she has performed Handel’s Messiah and Brockes passion, Durufle’s Requiem, a variety of Handel Operas with Pocket Opera of San Francisco.
Ms. Rosengaus is the recipient of several awards including the Schoenfeld Award from the Holt Memorial Scholarship Competition and 1st place in the Pacific Musical Society Competition made famous by its first winner, violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
Ms. Rosengaus holds a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with international opera diva Mignon Dunn, and a Bachelors from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. She has performed in Masterclasses with Karen Morrow and Luana Devol. She is also a featured vocalist on several independent film soundtracks.
Frida, Rodriguez Woman 2 Opera Cultura 2022
Messalina, Pallavicino Claudio Ars Minerva 2021
Gianni Schicchi, Puccini Zita Livermore Valley Opera 2021
Macbetto, Verdi Lady in Waiting West Bay Opera 2021
Ermelinda, Freschi Armidoro Ars Minerva 2019
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini Berta Livermore Valley Opera 2019
Little Women, Adamo Jo Island City Opera 2019
Pride and Prejudice, Mechem Lady Catherine Redwood Symphony 2019
Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert & Sullivan Ruth Lamplighters 2018
The Bartered Bride, Smetana Hata Pocket Opera of San Francisco 2018
La Sonnambula, Bellini Teresa Island City Opera 2018
Man of La Mancha, Leigh Aldonza North Bay Stage Company 2017
Yeoman of the Guard, Gilbert & Sullivan Dame Curruthers Lamplighters 2017
The Consul, Menotti Mother Berkeley Chamber Opera 2017
Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart Marcellina Livermore Valley Opera 2017
Macario, Rodriguez Mujer de Macario Teatro Vision 2016
Cunning Little Vixen, Janacek Lapak/Woodpecker West Edge Opera 2016
Eisler Hollywood Songbook Ghost SongFest 2016
River of Women, Aramienta Maria/La Llorona Opera Cultura 2016
Ruddygore, Gilbert & Sullivan Mad Margaret/Hannah Lamplighters 2016
Tolomeo, Handel Alessandro Handel Opera Project 2016
Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck Witch Solo Opera 2015
Man of La Mancha, Leigh Aldonza Los Altos Stage Company 2015
Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart Marcellina Berkeley Chamber Opera 2015
H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan Buttercup Lamplighters 2015
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Sherman Truly Scrumptious Los Altos Stage Company 2015
Curtains, Kander & Ebb Jessica Hillbarn Theater 2015
Alcina, Handel Bradamante Pocket Opera of San Francisco 2015
Gianni Schicchi, Puccini Zita Waffle Opera 2015
Les Troyens, Berlioz Anna Kent Nagano Project 2015
Candide, Bernstein Old Woman Lamplighters 2015
Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck Witch Solo Opera 2014
Agrippina, Handel Nerone Pocket Opera of San Francisco 2014
Hansel and Gretel Mother Notre Dame de Namur 2011
L’Italiana in Algeri Zulma Pocket Opera of San Francisco 2011
Dodici personaggi in cerca di voce Principessa Louling IIVA, BrunoBruno Rigacci 2008