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Dec 20, 2018

8:00 PM

After a sold-out concert and smashing success in its prior edition, the Choir of St. Patrick Church and soloists return to the New World Center during the upcoming Christmas season! Miami Beach Residents and visitors alike will have the opportunity to come together to experience an unforgettable musical evening filled with beautiful Christmas music. The Choir of St. Patrick Miami Beach is known as one of the finest choirs in the Southeastern United States and is conducted by the internationally renowned director and musician, Brother Mark Spencer. This benefit concert is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

This concert does not include the New World Symphony Fellows. 

New World Center

500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Aug 24, 2018

8:00 PM

I’m thrilled to be heading to Europe to explore some exciting opportunities! I’d love for you to join me, tenor Peter Rivera, and pianist Maria Paulina Garcia on Friday, August 24th at 8 PM for a special night of music. The suggested donation is $25 payable by cash or check.

Betsy Diaz, soprano 

Peter Rivera, tenor

Maria Paulina Garcia, pianist

South Miami Lutheran Church

7190 Sunset Drive 
Miami, FL 33143 

May 13, 2018

7:00 PM

In Collaboration with the Vocal Studio of Manny Perez

This unique program will feature Opera Singers:

Betsy Diaz / Soprano

Eglise Gutierrez / Soprano
Elizabeth Caballero / Soprano
Mabel Ledo / Mezzo-soprano
Yetzabel Arias / Soprano
Susana Diaz / Soprano
Ana Collado / Soprano
Katiuska Rodriguez / Soprano
Armando Naranjo / Baritone
Ray Gonzalez / Tenor
Matthew Manness / Tenor
CAREN LEVINE – Pianist/ Conductor

Colony Theater

1040 Lincoln Rd. 
Miami, FL 33139 


Apr 08, 2018

3:00 PM

V Festival Internacional Ernesto Lecuona. Performing the music composed by Ernesto Lecuona and staging artists from different countries including singers, dancers, pianists and more.

Miami-Dade County Auditorium

2901 W Flagler St 
Miami, FL 33135 

(305) 547-5414

Sep 29, 2017

7:00- 9:00 PM

A Doral Musical Night filled with beautiful melodies featuring popular music, boleros, jazz, tangos, and much more!


Songs like Jurame, Nostalgia, Como una Ola, Autumn Leaves, Over the Rainbow, and Somos Novios.


Featuring singers from the Manny Perez Vocal Studio accompanied by Grammy nominated Jazz Artist, Jose Negroni.

Doral Legacy Park
11400 NW 82nd St

Sep 09, 2017

2:30 PM

Event has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.


Ms. Diaz will be performing as a Miami Music Festival alumna 2:30- 3:00 PM in the Ziff Ballet Opera House Green Room.


FREE ALL-DAY events for your family to enjoy!

120 arts organizations, 25 live performances, 15 eateries, cost for admission $0. That’s right! The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts' ArtsLaunch is back and bigger than ever on Saturday, September 9th!

The free, all-day community happening will be the official kick-off for Miami’s 2017-2018 season. Over 100 local cultural organizations will take to the Ziff Ballet Opera House Stage at their largest Community Arts Village yet—and so will you. The day will be filled with Broadway demos, dance workshops, and an entire lineup family-friendly festivities. 

Aug 01, 2017

2:30 PM

Ms. Diaz will be performing the role of Micaela.


This fully staged production is performed by the talented artists of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program in Central City. Note, this is a full-length opera productions and may contain adult material. 

May 14, 2017


Colony Theater

1040 Lincoln Rd. 
Miami, FL 33139 United States


$35 - $55

For tickets click HERE.

Apr 02, 2017

2:00 PM

First United Methodist Church of Miami

400 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132

Tickets $15 at the door, $13 in advance
For tickets:

Feb 04, 2017

7:00 PM

Vero Beach Performing Arts Center
1707 16th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: (772) 569-6993

Jan 18, 2017

1:00- 5:00 PM

Join us at the Region Finals as 12 singers compete for a spot in the Semi-Finals to be held on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. 

Doors open at 12:15pm, and the singing will commence at 1pm. 

The singing will commence at 1pm and will last about 2 hours as each singers performs 2 arias. While the judges deliberate, a discussion will be held on stage with the singers (format TBD). Once the judges are done deliberating, the winners will be announced on stage and presented with their awards.

Nov 09, 2016

7:30 PM

Ms. Diaz will be singing the role of Liù in the Opera Naples semi-staged production of Turandot. Click HERE for more information.

Sep 17, 2016

8:00 PM

“A Celebration of Italian Opera and Zarzuela” is quite simply, an evening to revel in the beauty and power of "The Voice!"

In a program that spans the Italian operatic masterpieces and rich Spanish zarzuela repertoire, 18 world-class singers from the Manny Perez Vocal Studio in Miami will perform songs, arias, and ensembles from your favorite operas and Zarzuelas. Guest International Artist Soprano Eglise Gutiérrez, receiving acclaim as “one of opera's next wave” from Opera News will join the group to sing a few surprises for the audience. Singers will be accompanied by 2 pianos on stage.

Featuring Singers:

Betsy Diaz, Hector Mir,Sydnee Waggoner, Daniel Aleeksenko, Raquel Rubi, Megan Barrera, Gerardo Ortega, Jennifer Zamorano, Katiuska Rodriguez, Stephanie Newman, Marcela Penaranda, Nathalie Avila, Armando Naranjo, Lauren Frick, Matt Maness, Alejandro Viera, Allie Lonstein, all accompanied by Maria Paulina Garcia on the piano.

Sep 14, 2016

8:00 PM

Distilled goes back to the books of Broadway, where many of us got our musical education! We share some of our favorite musical theater classics along with introducing the crowd to new tunes sure to send you home singing! 

A raucous night of unbuttoned opera with arias, duets, and drinks. Villain Theater presents classical music for masses. Every 2nd Wednesday.
#LeaveTheTuxAtHome #StiffDrinksChillOpera

Discussion and subtitles included. Full liquor pop-up bar provided by Gramps Wynwood!

Doors at 8:00 PM show at 8:30 PM
$10 Pre-Sale
$20 At The Door

at The Villain Theater
8325 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

Jun 30, 2016

7:30 PM

Betsy will be singing the role of Mimi in the Miami Music Festival's production of La bohème. Click HERE for more information.

Apr 13, 2016

8:30 PM



Stiff Drinks. Chill Opera.


April 13 @ 8:30 PM

Villain Theater

8325 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL


A raucous night of unbuttoned opera with arias, duets and drinks.

Every 2nd Wednesday.

Doors open @ 8:30 PM.

Buy tickets now for $10, $20 at the door.


Villain Theater presents classical music for the commonfolk. Hosted by Miami’s hottest new improv and sketch comedy outfit, young singers showcase opera’s greatest hits in April’s opening night show of this fresh and heady monthly series.


Experience opera up close and personal–whether you’re an opera newbie or fanatic, this show promises to serve up clean, balanced, no-fuss opera. Leave the tux and intimidation at home, and discover why the art form transcends generations. Discussion and subtitles included. Full liquor pop up bar provided by Gramps Wynwood!


Feb 10, 2016

7:00 PM

Singers and alumni from the MMF Opera Institute bring their best operatic showpieces to Betsy's Lobby Salon, featuring singers in a vast range of favorite opera arias, duets and ensembles. After a successful series of performance in our Lobby Salon for the Miami Summer Music Festival, together The Betsy and Miami Music Festival will present leading talent in monthly performances that are free and open to the public.

Feb 21, 2016

Feb 21- 28, 2016

Opera at Sea Cruise– Florida Grand Opera Guild

Guest Artist and Soloist on the Opera at Sea Cruise with the Florida Grand Opera Guild. 

Jan 16, 2016

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions: Florida District

Open to the public / No admission charge

(Donations welcome!)​

Trinity Preparatory School Auditorium

​5700 Trinity Prep Lane

Winter Park, FL 32792

Nov 06, 2015

7:00 PM

Hear the Future in Every Voice


Featuring the majestic Ave Maria by Franz Biebl and the moving Prayer of the Children by Kurt Bestor. MCC choristers of the past and present will empower you to believe in their artistry.


Friday, November 6, 2015 • 7:00PM

All Souls’ Episcopal Church • Miami Beach, 33140

Tickets – $20 General Admission | $7 Children (age 5-18), MCC Alumni and Senior Citizens

Oct 27, 2015

7:30 PM

"The Audition" Studio Concert

Come enjoy an evening of arias and song!


Temple Beth Am

5950 SW 88 Street

Pinecrest, FL 33156 


$10 Entrance Fee

Oct 22, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 PM

My dear friend and colleague Elizabeth Caballero has asked me to join her for a salon type event presented by The Venetian Arts Society. The event includes a lovely champagne gathering before. We hope you can attend and enjoy an evening of operatic gems!

NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


7-8pm – Wine & Hors d’ouvres Reception 

8-9pm –  Salon Concert

Post Concert Champagne Toast With The Artist


Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets HERE.

Oct 10, 2015

7:00 PM

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage through music with a fantastic cast of artists, the Downtowner Concert Series is delighted to invite you to our third annual event. Hear your favorites interpreted by Christy Lee, Piano, Betsy Diaz, Soprano, Gerardo José Ortega, Tenor with guest performances by Marcela Peñaranda, Soprano, and Stephanie Newman, Mezzo Soprano. A light reception will follow.


First United Methodist Church of Miami

400 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132


Admission: $15 Cash- $16 Credit Card


Sep 29, 2015

7:30 PM

"The Audition" Studio Concert

Come enjoy an evening of arias and song!


Temple Beth Am

5950 SW 88 Street

Pinecrest, FL 33156 


$10 Entrance Fee

Jul 31, 2015

7:30 PM

Don Giovanni

Betsy will be singing the role of Donna Anna in the Miami Summer Music Festival's production of Don Giovanni. Click HERE for more information.

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