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Soprano Laquita Mitchell consistently earns acclaim on eminent international opera and concert stages worldwide, having recently been nominated for a Grammy for her contribution as the soprano soloist in the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road at Carnegie Hall with Oratorio Society of New York. This season, Mitchell returns to the role of Countess in the New Orleans Opera production of Le nozze di Figaro and reprises her lauded performance of Sanctuary Road with Virginia Opera, Princeton Pro Musica, and the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. In addition, Mitchell appears in concert with the Oratorio Society of New York for Bach’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Requiem, Saint Thomas Church for Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, Chattanooga Symphony for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Waterbury Symphony for their performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 final movement.

Last season, Mitchell reprised “Julie” in Omar with UNC Chapel Hill at Carolina Performing Arts – a role she created in the world premiere at the Spoleto Festival USA the previous season – and returned to the role of Josephine Baker in Cipullo’s Josephine with Music of Remembrance. In concert, Ms. Mitchell performed Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Madison Symphony, Mahler’sSymphony No. 4 with Sarasota Orchestra, Sanctuary Road with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati, Verdi’s Requiem with Rhode Island Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic, Tippet’s A Child of Our Time with Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, and Dett’s The Ordering of Moseswith the Cincinnati May Festival. [read more...]


"emerged with welcome clarity." – Opera News

Josephine – "In Josephine, Laquita Mitchell looked ravishing, coming close to capturing performer Josephine Baker's unstoppable vitality...Her scattered quiet moments or spoken words emerged with welcome clarity."


"a smooth-voiced and soothing presence" – The New York Times

Omar – "Julie (the soprano Laquita Mitchell, a smooth-voiced and soothing presence), who escapes from the slave market in Charleston but urges Said to meet her in Fayetteville, N.C., at Owen’s property. When they reunite there, she explains why she was helping him to begin with, in the opera’s finest aria, which begins with the line 'My daddy wore a cap like yours.'"


"...showed off a supple and refined soprano as Bess..." – Boston Globe

Porgy and Bess – “Laquita Mitchell showed off a supple and refined soprano as Bess, infusing the role with a touching vulnerability and innocence yet at the same time an awareness of her own weakness that gave her portrayal a weightier pull.”


"...the most purely gorgeous piece of the evening..." – Opera News

Sanctuary Road – “…and the gleaming soprano Laquita Mitchell gave a captivating, heartfelt plea for "Rain," in what was the most purely gorgeous piece of the evening”


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