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Video Published: 14 May 2020

Light Shall Lift Us: Opera Singers Unite in Song

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:

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. www.subitomusic.com