It isn’t often an opera vocalist shares an honor platform using the NBA’s JORDAN. For “Dixie Diva” Victoria Livengood, the event was the 1996 Recognized Alumni Awards wedding ceremony of the University or college at NEW YORK. She grew up on a plantation near Thomasville, NEW YORK. At age ten, she began singing inside a gospel quartet with her parents and her more youthful brother. She’s continuing to serve Christ with her music, and is a chapel Minister of Music and a missionary and Baptist Chapel musician in the Ukraine and Paris. After graduating with honors from UNC in 1983 she joined the Boston Conservatory of Music on the Gottlieb and Pappas Scholarship or grant. She graduated from these advanced research in 1985 having a Experts of Music level in Opera. She continuing studies and training with Armen Boyajian. She produced her professional debut in the Ash Yard Opera Event in Charlottesville, Virginia as Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. In 1985, she received the Metropolitan Opera Country wide Council Auditions in 1985. She continued to win awards in the Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition, the Rosa Ponselle International Competition, the Country wide Institute of Music Theater Competition as well as the D’Angelo Competition. She received grants from your Leiderkranz, Sullivan, and Puccini Foundations. Her honours included two summer time apprenticeships at Wolf Capture, near Vienna, Virginia where she sang many leading functions in 1985 and 1986. Her Metropolitan Opera debut is at 1991 as Laura in Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Adam Levine performing. Her efficiency was critically acclaimed. She was quickly planned to sing even more performances. Through the pursuing 10 years, she sang over eighty-five shows on the Met. Jobs she’s sung at America’s great opera home consist of Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus, Queen Isabella in The Voyage, Preziosilla in La Forze del Destino, Waltraute in Die Walküre, Maddalena in Rigoletto, Myrtle Wilson in THE FANTASTIC Gatsby, Hippolyta within a Midsummer Night’s Fantasy, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, and Sonyetka in Female Macbeth of Mtsenk Region. She’s also made an appearance in opera homes around America and all of those other globe. In the U.S., she’s made an appearance in the opera businesses of Kansas Town, Honolulu, Miami, St. Louis, Cleveland, Seattle, and Baltimore. There she’s sung roles such as for example Dalila and Carmen, which includes become her personal role. Her Western debut was also in 1991, in Mozart’s Idomeneo with L’Opéra de Good, followed soon by La Clemenza di Tito. She’s also sung at Cologne, Montréal, Calgary, Santiago de Chile, the Spoleto Event, the Teatro Colón (in Menotti’s The Counsel beneath the composer’s path) and in the Salzburg Event. Her most well-known role, however, is usually Bizet’s Carmen. German critics possess known as her “the perfect Carmen for our period … picture-perfect … electrifying, soaring, sizzling, seductive, and sensational.” She’s sung the component in over twelve . 5 homes. She also often performs for the concert stage. Besides even more regular mezzo parts, there she sings such functions as Kid Alice by Del Tredici, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, and Philip Cup’ The Civil Wars. For DreamWorks Images, she sang When YOU THINK on the rating towards the cartoon film The Prince of Egypt. She actually is a regular recitalist, and frequently devotes her abilities to concerts for such causes as the Leukemia Culture, the Epilepsy Base, many homeless shelters and medical center guilds, and the building blocks for Kids with AIDS. Wedded to lawyer Scott Hester, her senior high school sweetheart, she makes her house in Jacksonville, Florida with him and his three kids, and is energetic in her Baptist cathedral there.