Victoria Livengood was born August 8, 1959 in Thomasville, North Carolina.
The daughter of Jerry and Carolyn Livengood grew up on a farm in Davidson County and along with her brother, Steve, the Livengood family quartet sang in local churches. Vickie’s operatic voice was first discovered during the UNC-Chapel Hill freshman choir auditions and the rest was history. Today, the Grammy Award-winning Metropolitan Opera veteran, Victoria Livengood, has been hailed as “one of the leading singer-actresses of her generation.” Since her acclaimed Met debut in 1991, she has become known for her dynamic portrayals in more than 125 Met performances, including the title role of Carmen opposite Placido Domingo.
In a career that spans nearly 4 decades, her prolific versatility has allowed her to sing well over 100 different roles with the world’s leading opera companies, including The Met, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angelas, Santa Fe, Washington DC, Seattle, Houston, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, Salzburg, Buenos Aires, Monte Carlo, Taipei, Seoul, Tel Aviv, Las Palmas, Nice, Santiago, Cologne, Vancouver, Montreal and the New York City Opera.
It was at Italy’s Spoleto Festival, where she closely collaborated with composer and mentor, Gian Carlo Menotti on signature roles of Baba in “The Medium” and the Secretary and the Mother in “The Consul,” and she remains an advocate for his legacy and music.
This “Dixie Diva” holds honorary doctorates from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Jacksonville University. She is also a recipient of the distinguished alumni award from both of her alma maters, the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an award she shares with Michael Jordan. She has been named one of the best of our state by Our State Magazine on numerous occasions.
Victoria is also a private voice instructor and heads up “Miss Vickie’s studios” in NYC and Charlotte, NC, mentoring students from around the globe.
More information on Victoria can be viewed at www.victorialivengood.com.
La Fille du Regiment
Menotti’s The Medium – Afraid
Dialogues of the Carmelites – Death Scene
Le Jour Naissait dans le Bocage
Menotti’s The Medium
Dialogues of the Carmelites