Alicia Olatuja, mezzo-soprano
Alicia Olatuja, a mezzo-soprano from St. Louis Missouri, is a Vocal Performance graduate of the Manhattan School of Music Masters program. During her collegiate studies Mrs. Olatuja performed many musical theatre and opera roles as Despina in The Three Little Pigs, Mae Jones in Street Scene, Zaneeta Shinn in The Music Man, Rhoda in All That Glitters, Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Keisha in the World Premiere of the musical Elijah’s Kite, Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte, Nina in The Consol, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, Sweeny Todd, Dialogue of the Carmelites, and Carmen.
She made her professional debut as Sacagawea in the World Premiere operetta Corps of Discovery at the Opera Memphis. Mrs. Olatuja also performed selected scenes at Carnegie Hall, UVA, and The Kennedy Center. Alicia made her recital debut at Carnegie Hall. Recently Alicia performed as Sophie in the World Premier of the dramatic musical "From the Fire" in New York and presented the work at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh Scotland.
Although musical theatre and opera are two of Alicia’s passions, she also performs in a variety of other genres. She has sung with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, performed as a soloist with the Juilliard Jazz ensemble, and sung with various recording artists such as Christian McBride, Chaka Khan and Bebe Winans. Alicia also regularly performs in various venues nationally and internationally with her husband in their African Jazz band the Olatuja Project where Alicia sings in various African dialects such as Yoruba and Shona. They recently released their debut album, The Promise.
Alicia Olatuja is also a voice teacher, a vocal producer, and teaching artist for the Brooklyn Arts Council and is a diction specialist who finds New York City to be the perfect environment for her growing musical career.
Watch why Alicia is so excited about La MaMa Cantata European Tour! https://vimeo.com/46897462
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