COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA RECORDING ARTIST
OPHELIA, of Dominican nationality was born in Curacao. It is said
that she was born singing, but it was in 1978 that she released her
first album at which time she left her position of French teacher to
devote herself to her special talent.
OPHELIA is a cosmopolitan woman, a child of the Caribbean who
speaks English, French, Creole, Dutch and Papiamento. In recognition
of her great contribution to Caribbean music, in February of 1981,
she received the MARACAS D'OR or Golden Maracas award in Paris
France. Manu Dibangu and Miriam Makeba were also recipients of this
award. OPHELIA is also the recipient of the Golden DRUM award, the
prominent women's award, the Inter-Caribbean Music Trophy. She was
also a nominee for the Caribbean Music awards in New York in the
category of best female vocals.
To date, OPHELIA has recorded 10 albums including one LIVE at the
prestigious Theatre de la Renaissance in PARIS. It was the first
live album of a Caribbean female artist. In 1992, OPHELIA released
her first Video album entitled "DOMINICA SWEET."
OPHELIA's records had great success but, it is on stage that she
excels. She sang on many occasions to crowds exceeding 10,000. Her
stage presence, class and magnetism are such that she has
established an easy relationship with audiences not only in the
Caribbean but also as far as PARIS, LONDON and the French RIVIERA.