Marinel Cruz


A consummate and in-demand voice teacher, Perez has discovered, nurtured and presented many of the top national and international vocal talents emerging today. In addition to maintaining a vo- cal studio in Miami, Perez travels to New York City to work with singers as well. His students have graced many of the world’s

greatest stages including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chica- go, Florida Grand Opera, as well the Teatro Solis in Uruguay, La Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, The Royal Opera House, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Ópera de Oviedo, and Teatro Comunale di Bologna, to name a few. Perez is also the Director of vocal studies for The Miami Music Festival which offers World-class musical in- struction & performance experience, accessible to highly motivated & talented musicians.

Perez enjoys a life imbued with music, from the Latin rhythms of his native Cuba to the world of opera and classical music. Immi- grating to the United States at the age of 5, Manny found that music transcended borders and language, as well as provided an outlet and a respite that would become his lifelong career.

Manny affirms his greatest production, however, is his beautiful daughter Miranda.