BIOGRAPHY

Internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera star Victoria Livengood is a GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano that has been hailed by audiences and critics worldwide for her multi-faceted and powerhouse performances in a remarkably varied repertoire. Ms. Livengood has been acclaimed by the New York Times as "naturally seductive and vocally alluring." Opera News raved that "her singing and acting radiate intensity," the Italian press proclaimed that "the power of her voice could straighten the Tower of Pisa," the Boston Phoenix Magazine compared her acting to Joan Crawford and her singing to Maria Callas and the Buenos Aires Herald named her "one of the leading singer-actresses of her generation." Recent seasons have included a return the Lyric Opera of Kansas City for dual roles as the Mother and the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, reprising her role as Eunice in A Streetcar Named Desire for Hawaii Opera Theater, a return to the Seattle Opera for a role debut as Kabanicha in Katya Kabanova, a company and role debut with Opera Omaha in Johnathan Dove’s Flight, the Mother in The Consul with Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater, soloist in the The Defiant Requiem- Verdi at Terezin at UNC Charlotte, the Old Lady in Candide with Anchorage Opera, and Madame Flora in The Medium with New Orleans Opera. 

The 2018-2019 season saw her as the Old Lady in Candide with the Seoul Philharmonic, Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin with Washington National Opera, Eunice in A Streetcar Named Desire with Teatro Colon, and the cover of Larina & Fylipneva in Eugene Onegin with the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy. Some of Ms. Livengood’s exciting upcoming engagements include a reprise of her acclaimed Madame Flora in The Medium with New Orleans Opera, Filippyevna in Eugene Onegin with Opera Omaha, and Marthe in Faust with Michigan Opera Theater.

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VICTORIA LIVENGOOD

MEZZO-SOPRANO