Victoria Lawal

SOPRANO

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

Mozart's Requiem
Soprano Soloist

Angeles Chorale, 2020


Beethoven's Mass i...
Soprano Soloist

Nikkei Choral Ensemble, 2020

Adoration
Sabine

Beth Morrison Projects, 2020


Fauré Requiem
Soprano Soloist

Texas State University, 2020

Opera in the 21st ...
Fellow

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 2021


Die Zauberflöte
Erste Dame

The Glimmerglass Festival , 2021

Masterclass
Contessa d'Almaviva

Lisette Oropesa , 2020

La Traviata
Annina, Violetta (cvr)

The Opera Buffs , 2020

Die Zauberflöte
Pamina (cvr)

Aspen Opera Center, 2020

The Grapes of Wrath
Rosasharn (cvr)

Aspen Opera Center, 2020

Vaughan Williams' ...
Soprano Soloist

Angeles Chorale, 2019

The Body Female (W...
Opal

Los Angeles Opera, 2020

La Cenerentola
Clorinda (cvr)

The Opera Buffs, 2019

A Midsummer Night'...
Helena

Thornton Opera, 2019

Le nozze di Figaro
Contessa Almaviva

Thornton Opera, 2019

Masterclass
Anne Truelove

Renée Fleming , 2019

The Knock
Soprano #2

The Glimmerglass Festival , 2021

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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