Emperatriz made her fabulous debut in the Red Room on Thursday, July 6, to a very excited and welcoming audience, and she was rewarded with a standing ovation! Her second show on July 13th was equally as good, if not better.
Emperatriz Valles, Venezuelan Recording Artist, is the winner of Voice of Vallarta 2017, and is also member of the now-famous musical group, Trinity, which is comprised of the winners of Voice of Vallarta for 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is a native of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, where she had a very successful career as a recording artist. Last year, she and her family moved to Puerto Vallarta, and Emperatriz was excited to learn about the Voice of Vallarta competition. She was an impressive contestant with a rich, velvety tone, and she captivated the audience with her soulful performances, winning the entire competition.
In her cabaret show, Emperatriz performed alongside her famous husband, Alejandro Alcalá, who accompanied her on the acoustic guitar. She performed many Latin songs, some of them originals, that she had recorded in Venezuela. Emperatriz thrilled the audience with her incredible vocals and we look forward to working with her again in the future.
Two new shows are scheduled for August 17 and 24 at Act II Stages in Puerto Vallarta.
“The lights went off. A man walked up on the stage and picked up his guitar. The quiet music started. The audience was spellbound. A beautiful voice started singing along with the guitar. The lights came on, revealing the owner of that beautiful voice… Emperatriz Valles, who was accompanied by her handsome husband, Alejandro Álcala.
Emperatriz and Alejandro recently moved to Puerto Vallarta from Venezuela, and have brought with them an exciting new style of music to the Red Room! Much of their music is from a Venezuelan genre called “Guaco,” which is a combination of Jazz, Salsa, and Gaita Zuliana. Alejandro, with his incredible guitar, created both instrumental and percussive sounds as the perfect backdrop to Emperatriz’s rich, sultry contralto. As she took control of the stage the moment she walked in the room, I felt like I was witnessing the birth of a gypsy soul that was caught up in passion and adventure. She swept me away to another world! It is evident that both Emperatriz and Alejandro are very comfortable together on the stage because of their extensive performance experiences in Venezuela. They truly know how to touch an audience and share their love of music with them. The whole audience was swaying along to this fascinating music!
Toward the end of the show, Emperatriz joined her fellow Voice of Vallarta winners, Ana Adame and Eli Estrada, in a beautiful rendition of the ever-popular ballad, “How Deep is Your Love?” The three ladies are members of “Trinity,” a trio that will be performing in the Red Room again on June 20! Trinity has an amazing blend together, and the wonderful arrangement of the song also allowed each of their voices to be highlighted. As a musician, I am excited to find this type of true talent right here in Puerto Vallarta!
I am so happy for Act II’s Danny Mininni and Alfonso López, who have created a wonderful venue every Thursday evening to spotlight the amazing local musicians of Puerto Vallarta! Emperatriz’s next show is on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 pm. If you love beautiful music, I highly recommend her show to you. It will be an evening that you will never forget!” ~ Marsha Ward
“I’ve been struggling to write something to capture the mood of the evening… Probably my most important contribution to this will be to say that I saw it last week (with friends) and I’m going next week (with other friends)! My husband, Gholi, loves the music and said, “When can we go again?” – Georgia Darehshori
“Emperatriz is the winner of Voice of Vallarta 2017 and is also a member of the new musical girl group, Trinity, which is comprised of the winners of Voice of Vallarta for 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is a native of Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela, where she had a very successful career as a recording artist. Last year, she and her family moved to Puerto Vallarta, and she was excited to learn about the Voice of Vallarta competition. She was an impressive contestant with a rich, velvety tone, and she intrigued and impressed both the audience and the judges with her performances. The contest was her victory.
Emperatriz has enjoyed several guest performances since the competition and now stars in her first cabaret show here on the Red Room Cabaret stage. She performs many Latin songs, some of them originals which she recorded in her homeland. She was alongside her former husband, Alejandro Alcalá who accompanied her on the acoustic guitar. The show was created and directed by Alfonso López who highlighted her strong alto voice. She is extremely excited about this opportunity and looks forward to thrilling the audience with her incredible vocals anytime she receives the chance. “This is my dream,” she said at one point. One could see in her eyes and hear in her vocals that lifelong desire and now it has become a reality. Her dream is being realized only to expand in approaching times.
The first set featured many of her Latin songs, some with a strong beat; others with a soft sweetness, reaching out to the listeners. “Come Baby Come” and “Talking to the Moon” were two of a number of standouts.
Not long into set two, she brought on her two recent and winning cohorts: Ana Letuka Adame and Eli Estrada. The gave us one of the songs from their debut girl group show “How Deep Is Your Love”, made famous by the harmonious Bee Gees. Judging by the ovation, the group will have even more patrons securing tickets for an evening with those fine sounds. One would not know that this is a union made in the past several months. Many hours of rehearsal were needed for such a polished act.
For anyone seeking a night with local talent extraordinaire, Puerto Vallarta is blessed for the first time with a terrific summer season.” – GARY BECK