Victoria Lawal

SOPRANO

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Victoria Lawal

(She/They) Nigerian-American Soprano Victoria Lawal’s reimagined 2020-2021 Season yields fruitful collaborations in both Art and Advocacy. Victoria joins the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for their Opera in the 21st Century Residency, co-directed by Karen Slack and Ian Cusson. Lawal will then enjoy a summer at the The Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist.

The Glimmerglass Festival
Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte), 2021
University of the Arts Helsinki
Guest Ensemble Member, 2021
Banff Centre for Art and Creativity
Soprano in Residency , 2020-21
University of Southern California
Masters of Vocal Arts, 2020
Perfect Day Music Foundation
Secretary of the Board, 2020
Boston University
Bachelors of Music, 2020
Angeles Chorale
Soprano Soloist (Vaughan William's Dona Nobis Pacem, Mozart's Requiem), 2019, 2020
Aspen Music Festival and School
Fellow (Mazzoli: Mrs. Johannes "Ma" Zegner, Mozart: Pamina: Ricky Ian Gordon: Rosasharn) , 2019, 2020
The Opera Buffs Inc.
Grant Winner, 2019, 2020
SongFest
Fellow, 2018
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Schedule

Fidelio
Marzelline (Marcy)

Heartbeat Opera, February, 2022


The Knock
Soprano 2

The Glimmerglass Festival, 2021

The Passion of Mar...
Isabelle/Micaëla

The Glimmerglass Festival, 2021


To the World
Ermengarde (Hello, Doll...

The Glimmerglass Festival, 2021

Die Zauberflöte
Erste Dame (The Magic F...

The Glimmerglass Festival, 2021


Beethoven's Mass i...
Soprano Soloist

Nikkei Choral Ensemble, 2020

Mozart's Requiem
Soprano Soloist

Angeles Chorale, 2020


Opera in the 21st ...
Artist in Residence

Banff Centre for Art and Creativity, 2020 to 2021

The Body Female
Opal

LA Opera, 2020

La Traviata
Annina, Violetta (cvr)

The Opera Buffs , 2020

Adoration
Sabine

Beth Morrison Projects, 2020

Le nozze di Figaro
Contessa Almaviva

Thornton Opera, 2019

A Midsummer Night'...
Helena

Thornton Opera, 2019

La Cenerentola
Clorinda (cvr)

The Opera Buffs, 2019

Vaughan Williams' ...
Soprano Soloist

Angeles Chorale, 2019

Biography

Nigerian-American Soprano Victoria Lawal’s reimagined 2020-2021 Season yields fruitful collaborations in both Art and Advocacy. Victoria joins the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for their Opera in the 21st Century Residency, co-directed by Soprano Karen Slack and Ian Cusson. Lawal then joins renowned The Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist, debuting the role of Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and originating the role of Soprano #2 in the World Premiere filmed production of The Knock by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Deborah Breevort. Recent engagements included Beethoven's Mass in C, Mozart's Requiem, and originating two principal roles. With Beth Morrison Projects, Victoria was engaged to create the role of Sabine in Adoration, by Mary Kouyoumdijan and Royce Vavrek. Marking an International debut, Victoria was to join Helsinki's Sibelius Academy, creating the role of Svitlana Fodorov in Ulljas Pulkkis' All the truths we cannot see, depicting the 1986 Chernobyl Crisis. Highlights from the 2019/2020 session include a debut with the Angeles Chorale performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and joining Opera Buffs for multiple engagements, covering both Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and Violetta while performing Annina in La Traviata. Further engagements include a role debut as Helena in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and originating the role of Opal in the World Premiere of The Body Female, commissioned by LA Opera. Additionally, Lawal serves as Secretary of the Board of the Perfect Day Music Foundation.
"a uniquely rich sound combining emotional energy, sensitivity, intelligence, and a sense of ease and mastery,”
— Opera Buffs

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