Sanctuary Road: An oratorio inspired by the writings of William Still, conductor for the Underground Railroad
Music by Paul Moravec / Text by Mark Campbell
We Are One
Monday, MaY 7, 2018, 8:00 pm
Laquita Mitchell, Soprano
Soprano Laquita Mitchell consistently earns acclaim on eminent international opera and concert stages, including performances with Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, and Opéra Comique in Paris, New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and many others.
This season, she will sing selections from Porgy and Bess with Allentown Symphony, the soprano solo in Beethoven’s Ninth with Berkeley Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Missoula Symphony, Violetta in La traviata with Opera Memphis, and Coretta Scott King in I Dream with Opera Grand Rapids, Toledo Opera, and Opera Carolina. Last season, Ms. Mitchell performed the role of Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Toledo Opera and the role of Bess in Porgy and Bess with Traverse City Symphony and Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre in Budapest for their summer festival. In concert, Mitchell performed Beethoven’s Ninth with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and gala concerts with Sheboygan Symphony, Arizona Opera, and Philadelphia Orchestra. Additionally, she performs in recital annually at Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe. Tonight marks her Oratorio Society debut.