Mexican soprano Yunuet Laguna is starting her second year of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. In September of 2019, she debuted with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Spanish Zarzuelas during Hispanic Heritage Month. In December 2019, she made her New York City debut at the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Patron Concert at the Peter Sharp Theater, and in January 2020, she had her debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, under Maestro Xian Zhang.
She has been the recipient of multiple awards, including first place at the 2019 Opera Index Competition and the 2020 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Prize. She is also the first Mexican soprano in history to participate in the prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She was the winner of the inaugural Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Mexico District auditions in San Miguel, Mexico, and earned second place at the MONC Gulf Coast Region auditions in 2019. In the same year, she was a finalist in the Sinaloa International Vocal Competition, where she received a scholarship to attend the San Miguel de Allende Bel Canto Institute, and in February of 2019, she was the winner of the Ana María Martinez Encouragement Award at the Houston Grand Opera Competition.
During in the 2018 season, she performed as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the San Miguel de Allende Opera and as a soloist with the Toluca Philharmonic Orchestra, Mexiquense Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra of Zacatecas. She received her training at the Conservatorio National de Música in Mexico City, where she also sang with the Conservatorio Nacional de Música Orchestra.