Lorraine Yaros Sullivan
Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, mezzo-soprano, is active in opera, oratorio, chamber music, and art song. Selected opera credits include Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Ottavia in Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, which Opera praised as “regal” and “affecting.” She recently premiered workshop performances of operas by Tom Cipullo, Lori Laitman, and Anthony Davis as part of the Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Competition. Her concert and oratorio work in the US and Canada includes a wide range of styles from Bach to Libby Larsen and she is a featured soloist on the Delos recording All the Heart of Me!: The Choral Music of Margaret Ruthven Lang.
With a special interest in turn of the 20th century and contemporary chamber music and art song, she has given several performances of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Das Buch der hängenden Gärten. Other recent recital favorites include art songs and chamber works of Charles Ives, art songs of Ruth Crawford Seeger and Nadia Boulanger, and several premieres of works by her husband, composer Tim Sullivan. She was featured in recital at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre and gave a series of recitals throughout Taiwan, performing American art song and musical theatre. Upcoming projects include a recital featuring music performed, influenced, and composed by Pauline Viardot Garcia. She is currently Associate Professor of Voice at The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.