Yolanda was born in Puerto Rico. At an early age she displayed a privileged voice; and her parents, both in show business, enrolled her in the Fine Arts School of Music. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in Puerto Rico and her Master degree in Manhattan School of Music, with vocal studies at Julliard in New York. With her highly trained voice, Yolanda sang the leading role in the Zarzuela "Doña Francisquita" at the Gramercy Arts Theater, Off-Broadway. The renowned tenor, Placido Domingo, chose her to do the recorded version with him after listening to her amazing rendition of such difficult role. As winner of the Rome Festival in Italy, she performed the role of Susanna in "Le Nozze di Figaro". While in Italy, she was under contract to RAI Television Network and sang in front of kings and high dignitaries from different countries.
While still at the Conservatory, she was a finalist at the Metropolitan Opera House Eastern Region Auditions, and did concerts with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra; with bass Justino Diaz, Ruth Fernandez, Chucho Avellanet and Nydia Caro. Oscar winner, Jose Ferrer, also invited her to sing at the Coconut Grove Theater in Miami, which he managed at the time.
In her native Puerto Rico, Yolanda was already known as a "singer of singers" and was christened by fellow musicians as "El Angel que Canta" (The Singing Angel). Her only record, "Amor en Mil Idiomas", was an instant success, selling thousands of copies.
At the peak of her career, in 1987, Yolanda's dreams were severed after suffering an accident in Italy, which kept her in a coma during three long weeks. The entire country of Puerto Rico mourned her after she parted to sing in the Heavenly Choir. She left us with this masterpiece CD which has been edited to include the video of her hit song, "Amor en Mil Idiomas", compatible with PC and Mac computers. The new generation and collectors alike will enjoy her melodious voice and will be able to admire her angelic beauty.