UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS

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AUGUST 15, 2022

AUGUST 16, 2022

Victoria reprises the role of Isabelle/Micaëla in an extended revision of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson. The play by Sandra Seaton with music contributed by Carlos Simon celebrates the founder of the historic and groundbreaking National Negro Opera Company and premiered in 2021 at the Glimmerglass Festival.  Denyce Graves returns in the title role. 

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

 FEBRUARY 25, 2023   

Victoria makes house and role debuts with Tulsa Opera in the role of High Priestess in  Verdi's Aida. Lawal joins Michelle Bradley, Brian Jagde, Morris Robinson, and Michelle DeYoung, Led by Maestra Daniela Candillari.  Presented at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. 

Aida

APRIL 21, 2023

APRIL 30, 2023


 

In its 9th Season, Gulfshore Opera presents Mozart and Da Ponte's opera seria Don Giovanni, in partnership with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. In a company and role and company debut, Victoria sings Donna Anna. 

Don Giovanni

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

  JULY 15,  2022         -

AUGUST 26, 2022

 

 

Bizet’s Carmen takes the Glimmerglass Festival's Alice Busch Theatre stage for 10 performances in a new production directed by 2022 Artist in Residence Denyce Graves. Victoria covers the role of Micaëla,  excerpts of which can be heard in performances of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson.




 

Carmen

 APRIL 29, 2022

MAY 1, 2022


 

 

Victoria debut's the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème at Opera Birmingham. Candace Evans Directs this co-production with Annapolis Opera, presented at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Cris Frisco conducts. 

La Bohème

AUGUST 15, 2022

AUGUST 16, 2022

Victoria reprises the role of Isabelle/Micaëla in an extended revision of The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson. The play by Sandra Seaton with music contributed by Carlos Simon celebrates the founder of the historic and groundbreaking National Negro Opera Company and premiered in 2021 at the Glimmerglass Festival.  Denyce Graves returns in the title role. 

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

JULY 29, 2022                -

AUGUST 20, 2022

 

 

 

 

In a continued collaboration with Maestra Lidyia Yankovskaya, Victoria covers the roles of Queer Kid and

Azraele in this contemporary Double Bill. Directed by Chloe Treat, Kamala Sankaram and Jerre Dye's 2018 opera Taking up Serpents is paired with the world premiere of Holy Ground by Damien Geter and Lila Palmer, commissioned by The Glimmerglass Festival.

Taking up Serpents & Holy Ground

 FEBRUARY 10, 2022      -

FEBRUARY  27, 2022

 


 

Victoria debuts the role of Marzelline (Marcy) in this touring production of Beethoven's Fidelio. This production tours Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY), The Scottsdale Performing Arts Center (Scottsdale, AZ) The Mondavi Centre (Davis, CA), The Broad (Santa Monica, CA), 

Fidelio

NOVEMBER 7, 2021

Commissioned by the Glimmerglass Festival, this World Premiere Film features stage direction Alison Moritz and music direction Lidiya Yankovskaya.  Ryan Mckinny, Director of Photography, brings this story from stage to screen.

 

A group of military wives, whose husbands are fighting in Fallujah, gather together because of rumors about a possible incident on the war front. 

The Knock

OCTOBER 7, 2022         

 

Victoria debuts in recital as a  Prima Voce Emerging Artist with pianist Mark Robson as part of their 2021 concert series. This recital features works by Ottorino Respighi, Emmanuel Chabrier, Samuel Barber, Juliana Hall, and a new commission by Theodosia Roussos with original text by Victoria Lawal.

Emerging Artist Recital

AUGUST 5, 2021

AUGUST 13, 2021


 

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson is a new play with music, celebrating the founder of the historic and groundbreaking National Negro Opera Company and starring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves in the title role. The work includes selections from the repertory of the National Negro Opera Company, as well as original music by Carlos Simon to a text by playwright Sandra Seaton.

The Passion of Mary Cardwell Dawson

JULY 15, 2021

AUGUST 17, 2021


 

 

Victoria debuts the role of Erste Dame in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a whimsical tale with an original libretto from Emanuel Schikaneder, is directed by NJ Agwuna and conducted by Music Director Joseph Colaneri with costume design by Christelle Matou. 

Die
Zauberflöte

  JULY 16,  2021       -

AUGUST 8, 2021



 

Featured as Ermengarde (Hello, Dolly!) and Sarah (Ragtime), Victoria joins  Isabel Leonard, William Burden, Alexandria Shiner, and  Michael Mayes in this journey around the globe through popular musical theater hits. Eric Sean Fogel directs and James Lowe conducts.

To The World

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