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NEWS

ROLE DEBUT AS
MARZELLINE IN FIDELIO 

Victoria makes a role and house debut as Marzelline (Marcy) in Heartbeat Opera's critically acclaimed production of Fidelio. Hailed by The New York Times as "Urgent, powerful and poignant", this touring production will be seen in New York, Arizona, and California.

"A SENSE OF EASE & MASTERY

" Possessing (...) a uniquely rich sound combining emotional energy, sensitivity, intelligence, and a sense of ease and mastery”

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SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

Nigerian-American Soprano Victoria Lawal’s 2021-2022 Season follows multiple engagements at the The Glimmerglass Festival. Lawal debuts in as a Prima Voce Emerging Artist  in recital with pianist Mark Robson in a versatile program depicting fantasy and the unknown. Victoria then debuts the role of Marzelline in Heartbeat Opera's critically acclaimed production of Beethoven's Fidelio.

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ABOUT

Nigerian-American Soprano Victoria Lawal looks forward to appearing as an Prima Voce Emerging Artist in a recital alongside Pianist Mark Robson. This Fall, The Glimmerglass Festival presents The Knock, a World Premiere by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Deborah Brevoort,  as a part of Common Ground. This three-year initiative will unveil six new pieces that tell stories of life in America. The opera tells a moving story centered on a group of military wives awaiting news of their deployed husbands. Lawal stars in this timely film, led by Director Allison Moritz and Director of Photography Ryan McKinny.

Victoria looks forward to debuting the role of Marzelline in Heartbeat Opera's critically acclaimed production of Fidelio with performances in New York, California, and Arizona. Further projects are yet to be announced. Victoria's 2020-2021 Season found fruitful collaborations in both
Art and Advocacy.  Lawal joined the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for their Opera in the 21st Century Residency,  co-directed by Karen Slack and Ian Cusson.

Lawal then joined the renowned Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist, debuting the role of Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and originating the role of Isabelle in The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson, a play by Sandra Seaton featuring music by Carlos Simon and excerpts from Bizet's Carmen. 

Highlights from the 2019-2020 season include a debut with the Angeles Chorale
performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem. Further engagements included 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. Recent engagements affected by the Covid-19 pandemic included Beethoven's Mass in C, Mozart's Requiem, and originating the principal role of Sabine in Adoration by Mary Kouyoumdijan and Royce Vavrek with Beth Morrison ProjectsAdditionally, Lawal serves as Secretary of the Board of the Perfect Day Music Foundation and as an Associate of the Racial Equity Board for the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

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LONG BEACH OPERA: STAGES

Victoria is featured  in Long Beach Opera's new series, Stages, highlighting their core musicians as they shelter in place. 

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OPERA BUFFS: SING IN/OUT

Victoria is featured in the Opera Buff's Sing In/Out campaign, exploring the lives of their Grant Recipients.

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RENEE FLEMING TO LEAD ASPEN

Victoria is featured in the New York Times, performing in Masterclass with Soprano Renee Fleming.

NEWS

HEARTBEAT OPERA ANNOUNCES 2021-22 SEASON

New York's Heartbeat Opera has announced it's season. Featuring it's "urgent, powerful and poignant. (The New York Times) production of Fidelio, starring Victoria Lawal as Marzelline.

CHECK OUT VICTORIA LAWAL'S STORY

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Victoria shares future engagements and personal musings in interview with VoyageLA, which can be seen online and in print.

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GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL TO STAGE ITS OPERAS OUTDOORS THIS SUMMER

The festival, in Cooperstown, N.Y., plans to resume performances this summer in “the most ventilated area we could find: the great outdoors.” - The  New York Times

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LONG BEACH OPERA: STAGES

Victoria is featured  in Long Beach Opera's new series, Stages, highlighting their core musicians as they shelter in place. 

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OPERA BUFFS: SING IN/OUT

Victoria is featured in the Opera Buff's Sing In/Out campaign, exploring the lives of their Grant Recipients.

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RENEE FLEMING TO LEAD ASPEN

Victoria is featured in the New York Times, performing in Masterclass with Soprano Renee Fleming.