2020 Master Class

Victoria Livengood

Friday, February 14, 8:00-9:30pm
Accompanied by Bobbie Kesler-Corleto

Grammy Award Winner and Metropolitan Opera star, Victoria Livengood, has been hailed as “one of the leading singer-actresses of her generation!”

Victoria skyrocketed onto the opera scene as a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, going on to make her critically acclaimed Met debut in Verdi’s “Louisa Miller” in 1991. The North Carolina native has become known for her dynamic portrayals in more than 125 Met performances, including the title role of “Carmen!”

She has sung over 100 different roles with opera companies throughout North America, South America, Europe, Canada and Asia, emphasizing her prolific versatility throughout a career that spans 3 and a half decades.  Internationally, she has sung with opera companies including Barcelona, Madrid, Salzburg, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Las Palmas, Monte Carlo, Nice, Tel Aviv, Matsumoto, Seoul, Santiago, Cologne, Vancouver, Montreal and at Italy’s Spoleto Festival.

Nevertheless, it is in America that this Dixie Diva has primarily based her career, having sung leading roles with the companies of Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Washington DC, Seattle, Houston and with the New York City Opera! 

This season will see her return to the Palm Beach Opera for Eugene Onegin and will also mark her debut at the Glimmerglass Festival with yet another new role debut as the Mother Abbess in The Sound a Music!

Dr. Livengood holds honorary doctorate degrees from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and from Jacksonville University.  She is also an inductee into the North Carolina Musicians Hall of Fame, alongside such greats as Andy Griffith and James Taylor.

“Miss Vickie” is in demand for her highly acclaimed Master Classes across the globe, has a private voice studio of over 100 students in North Carolina and in New York City and has served on the voice faculty at the Amalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy, the National University in Bogota, Colombia, the Pocono Mountains Music Festival and at the Angels Vocal Art Institute at California State University in Los Angeles.  She also serves frequently as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions across the country, giving back to the program that launched her career.

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