Ms. Carla Dirlikov Canales
Mezzo-soprano Carla Dirlikov has been praised by Opera Magazine for possessing a voice that “grabs the heartstrings with its dramatic force and musicality.” In 2014 she became the first singer ever to win the prestigious Sphinx Medal of Excellence, an honor bestowed upon her by Justice Sotomayor in a ceremony and concert at the Supreme Court of the United States. Ms. Dirlikov is in demand at opera houses and concert venues around the world, and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the NCPA in Beijing, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Mexico, and throughout Europe. A frequent interpreter of Carmen, Ms Dirlikov has sung the title role in twelve countries over eighty times. In an effort to create new opportunities for cultural exchange through music, Ms Dirlikov founded the El Camino Project in 2014.