Soprano, Arts Administrator, and Founder of Latina Women in Opera
Cynthia López Pérez is a Xicana operatic soprano, administrator and educator. She is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Latina Women in Opera, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting femme-identifying Latina, and non-binary & gender non-conforming Latinx. She is a 2021 National Association of Latinx Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute Fellow, a non-profit dedicated to the professional development of Latinx artists and Latinx-led organizations. Cynthia is an alumna of Boston Conservatory at Berklee with a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance. As an arts professional, she is dedicated to championing Latinx representation with intentionality, centering historically-excluded folks within the community in the classical music industry. She has co-curated several concerts in New York City dedicated to highlighting social justice issues and political crises affecting Latinx in both Latin America and the United States, raising funds for nonprofits such as Raíces and SOS Venezuela. She has had the pleasure of combining her work as a professional in the arts and activist through concert work, new work workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and community outreach. She firmly believes that at the heart of leadership work is community, collaboration, and connection.