RESIDENT VOICE FACULTY
She received a Bachelor of Music from Columbus University in Georgia and a Master of Music from the University of North Carolina. She made her debut at the Palacio de Bellas Artes alongside tenor Ramón Vargas in the role of Inés in “La Favorita”, she participated in the production of “La Flauta Mágica” alongside tenor Francisco Araiza in the same theater.
She has won first prize in prestigious national and international competitions such as the Carlo Morelli, the Palm Beach Opera, and first prize for three consecutive years at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), in the United States.
As a result of her exceptional performance in masterclasses with Metropolitan Opera singers, organized by SIVAM, she was invited to sing with tenor Placido Domingo in Washington, D.C., and subsequently obtained a scholarship for the Israel Vocal Arts opera course in Tel Aviv. Additionally, she has taken master classes with great singers such as Diana Soviero, Mignon Dunn, Francisco Aráiza, Justino Díaz, and Renata Scotto among others.
She has been a guest soloist with some of the most important orchestras in Mexico. Her career has taken her abroad as a guest soloist, in countries such as the United States, Portugal, and Poland.
Her wide repertoire includes genres such as Zarzuela, Oratorio, Lied, and Symphonic Music. Highlights include Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler's Second Symphony, Strauss’ Four Last Songs, Rossini's Pettite Messe Solenelle, among others. In opera, she has sung the roles of Adina, Rosina, Mimí, Micaela, Violeta, Pamina, Donna Anna, Countess in Marriage of Fígaro, Lucy in "The Telephone", Lía in "L'enfant prodige", the Martian in his world premiere Dorabella in "Cosí fan Tutte” in a film adaptation by Jesusa Rodríguez sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, and “The Human Voice” by Francis Poulenc at the Nuevo León Center for the Arts (Conarte), Rossini’s Stabat Mater, among others. She has collaborated with prestigious ensembles across Mexico, including Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, la Filarmónica de Jalisco, Sinfónica de Oaxaca, Orquesta de la UANL.
In addition to her career as a soloist, soprano Yvonne Garza has developed her reputation as a much-sought-after teacher of vocal technique. She has taught in various roles; at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, as director of the Taller de Ópera Juvenil del Estado de Tamaulipas, as artistic director of the program Residencias Opera del Noreste 2016 FORCA, as director at Opera Joven de Nuevo León 2016, and currently continues teaching in her private studio. Also, she is a frequent guest teacher of Encuentro Internacional de Ópera de Artescénica. In 2020, she was named president of the Asociación Mexicana de Maestros de Canto AMMCA.