Nigerian-American Soprano Victoria Lawal’s 2021-2022 Season includes a solo recital at the Pasadena Conservatory prior to debuting the role of Marzelline Heartbeat Opera's critically acclaimed "Fidelio" tour. Additionally, Victoria debuts the role of Musetta in La Bohème with Opera Birmingham. Further engagements include a return to Glimmerglass, reprising the role of Isabelle in "The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson", and covering the role of Micaëla in a new production of Carmen, in Denyce Graves directorial debut.
Nigerian-American Soprano Victoria Lawal’s 2021-2022 Season includes notable debuts in both new works and familiar repertoire. Lawal presents a solo recital at the Pasadena Conservatory joined by pianist Mark Robson in a versatile program featuring songs by Julianna Hall, Respighi, Chabrier, Barber and Theodosia Roussos. On Film, Victoria stars in The Knock, a world premiere, commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival. Hailed as "Smooth-voiced yet strong" (The New York Times), Lawal debuts the role of Marzelline (Marcy) in Heartbeat Opera's touring production of "Fidelio". Victoria then enjoys a house and role debut as Musetta with Opera Birmingham. After a company debut as Erste Dame in Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte", Victoria returns to Glimmerglass to reprise her role in the 2022 expansion of "The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson, which features both excerpts from Carmen, and original music by Carlos Simon. Victoria performs as Isabelle/Micaëla alongside Denyce Graves, in the titular role. In tandem, Lawal covers the role of Micaëla in what marks Graves' directorial debut.
Engagements impacted by the global pandemic include Beethoven's Mass in C, Mozart's Requiem, and the origination of two principal roles. With Beth Morrison Projects, Victoria was engaged to workshop he role of Sabine in Adoration, by Mary Kouyoumdijan and Royce Vavrek. Highlights from the 2019/2020 season include a debut with the Angeles Chorale singing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ "Dona Nobis Pacem", and joining Opera Buffs for multiple engagements, covering both Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and 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.
Victoria has received training at The Glimmerglass Festival, The Banff Centre, The Aspen Music Festival, SongFest, Boston University and the University of Southern California.