Light Shall Lift Us: Opera Singers Unite in Song

A Spine-Tingling Ode to the Hope in Our Hearts

More than 100 opera singers unite in a song of hope and solidarity for a virtual performance of LIGHT SHALL LIFT US, a large ensemble work created by the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of composer Paul Moravec and librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell.

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OPERA America would like to thank the artists who lent their voices to this project. They come from all across America and represent a broad variety of backgrounds and experience. Their participation is an example of the vitality and resiliency of our field and a demonstration that even while we are apart, music brings us together. They are:

Singers: Javier Abreu, Danielle Beckvermit, Daniel Belcher, Andrew Bidlack, Matt Boehler, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Liz Bouk, Marnie Breckenridge, Erica Brookhyser, Raehann Bryce-Davis, William Burden, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Leonardo Capalbo, Joyce Castle, Lisa Chavez, Hailey Clark, Sarah Coit, Troy Cook, Sasha Cooke, Olivia Cosío, Tara Curtis, Adrienne Danrich, Joseph Dennis, Mary Dunleavy, Jason Ferrante, Jessica Fishenfeld, Emily Fons, Daryl Freedman, Blake Friedman, Joseph Gaines, Blythe Gaissert, Priti Gandhi, Sara Gartland, Eve Gigliotti, Nathan Granner, Devon Guthrie, Jasmine Habersham, Sam Handley, Roger Honeywell, Soloman Howard, Briana Elyse Hunter, Craig Irvin, Zachary James, Keith Jameson, Jessica E. Jones, Michael Kelly, Maya Kherani, Michael Kuhn, Claire Kuttler, Tesia Kwarteng, Sarah Larsen, Anna Laurenzo, Victoria Livengood, Cecilia Violetta López, Zulimar López-Hernández,  Alexandra Loutsion,  Daniela Mack, Amanda Majeski, Alex Mansoori, Trevor Martin, Robert Wesley Mason, Aundi Marie Moore, John Moore, Dylan Morrongiello, Brian James Myer, Miles Mykkanen, Luis Alejandro Orozco, Edward Parks, Ailyn Pérez, Dimitri Pittas, Matthew Polenzani, David Portillo, Stephen Powell, Katherine Pracht, Gabriel Preisser, Emily Pulley, Elise Quagliata, Brenda Rae, Zoie Reams, Morris Robinson, Lisa Marie Rogali, Adrian Rosas, Annie Rosen, Jordan Rutter, Christian Sanders, Lucy Schaufer, Laurel Semerdjian, Alek Shrader, Benjamin Sieverding, Jake Stamatis, Dane Suarez, Jack Swanson, Talise Trevigne, Richard Troxell ,Maria Valdes, Jamie Van Eyck, Miguel Angel Vasquez, Craig Verm, Yunpeng Wang, Andrew Wilkowske, William Ferguson, Karin Wolverton, Caroline Worra, Matthew Worth, Wei Wu, Adriana Zabala, Jennifer Zetlan.

Conceived by Mark Campbell and Paul Moravec
Music Direction: Andrew Whitfield
Video Editor: Cara Consilvio
Assistant Video Editor: Alex Charner
Orchestral Simulation and Final Audio Mix: Peter Lurye
Vocal Mix: Andrew Whitfield

Special Thanks:
Adelphi University
David Charles Abell
Jennifer Johnson Cano
Elizabeth Dworkin
Alison Moritz
Opera Orlando
Gabriel Preisser
Kent Tritle, Oratorio Society of New York
Subito Music
Justin Werner, Stratagem Artists

Light Shall Lift Us was originally written for One Voice Orlando, a benefit organized by Opera Orlando in response to the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in 2016.

Light Shall Lift Us- Music by Paul Moravec, Words by Mark Campbell
Copyright ©2016 by Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved.




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