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Jonita Lattimore

Jonita Lattimore
Jonita Lattimore
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Jonita Lattimore made her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in Kurt Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, and was also seen on Lyric’s stage as Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen. She recently performed the role of Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro with Tulsa Opera, and debuted in the title role in the world premiere and recording of James Niblock’s Ruth at Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival. With Houston Grand Opera she appeared as Marguerite in Faust, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and presented the world premieres of Harvey Milk, The Book of the Tibetan Dead, and Jackie O, which was recorded on Decca. She made her Paris debut at the Bastille Opera as Serena in Porgy and Bess.

Recent season highlights have included a debut with Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, Serena in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Porgy and Bess, the Fauré Requiem with Eugene Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem with the Virginia and Colorado symphonies, the Louisiana Philharmonic under Carlos Miguel Prieto in Brahms’ Requiem, Szymanowsky’s Stabat Mater at Grant Park, Villa-Lobos’ Three Songs from Floresta do Amazonas with the Houston Symphony, a special Christmas concert tour in Lisbon with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, a concert commemorating Martin Luther King with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Calgary Philharmonic, Verdi's Requiem with Helena Symphony and a recital, "Dvorak & American Soul," presented by New York Festival of Songs at Weill Recital Hall.

Other recent oratorio and symphonic highlights include the Dvorak Requiem with the N. O. Tonkünstler Orchestra of Vienna, the Brahms Requiem in her debut with the Northern Israel Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Winter Park Bach Festival, Elgin Symphony and Albany Symphony, Britten’s Spring Symphony as well as the Brahms Requiem and Rosenkavalier all at Grant Park Music Festival, and Bernstein’s Songfest with the Chicago Sinfonietta. In 2003 she performed Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate and a Live at Ravinia concert of Berlioz selections, which aired live on WFMT, Chicago’s public broadcast radio network. With Boston Landmarks Orchestra she sang operatic arias and a world premiere ensemble work for three sopranos, May We Live, by Boston composer, Patricia Van Ness. Overseas, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival and debuted in Italy with the Orchestra della Toscana in concerts and radio performances. She is the soprano soloist in Robert Avalon’s Sextet de Julia de Burgos, recorded on Centaur.