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“The wonderful Chilean-born Valentina Montoya Martinez could have been born to play Maria. She captures the eponymous heroine’s extremes of strength and vulnerability, her feistiness and sensuality in a reading of great subtlety and perception. Her delivery of the wonderful Yo soy Maria in Part One (if this was a rock opera, I feel sure this would have been the single) reveals her fearlessness and fragility in four minutes of perfection. As Part One proceeds, Martinez conveys the inevitability of Maria’s fate with a measured insouciance that convinces at all levels”

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