Praised for her silvery-voiced soprano… (Seen and Heard International), Victoria Okafor is steadily making a name for herself in the world of musical theatre and opera. She has sung with companies such as Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Birmingham, and Opera Columbus. Last season for Ms. Okafor’s included performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Cosí fan tutte in concert with Newport Classical, a workshop of Robeson with Cincinnati Opera, performances of Clorinda in La Cenerentola with Kentucky Opera, and joining Utah Festival Opera’s Summer 2023 season of Lohengrin, Elton John’s AIDA, and Oliver.
In 2022, Ms. Okafor had a full season with 2 role débuts, concert, and recital engagements. She was set to perform as Laura in a workshop of The Hours with The Metropolitan Opera, which was canceled due to COVID-19. However, Ms. Okafor was able to revisit the role of Laura again when she covered Kelli O’Hara in the concert version of The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of world-renowned conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Ms. Okafor also premiered the role of Wilhelmina in Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith’s new opera Castor and Patience. [read more...]
"...shining..." – Opera News
Castor and Patience – "Victoria Okafor’s shining soprano made Wilhelmina’s brief solo moment in Act II a vocal highlight."
"...clear, bright..." – Opera News
Blind Injustice – "Victoria Okafor, another Cincinnati Opera Young Artist, brought her clear, bright soprano to use in the role of the legal intern Alesha."