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"Soprano Corey Lovelace had all the sultry fire you could wish for in her Charlotte debut as Musetta.  She also had sufficient arrogant majesty to captivate us and dominate a stage full of people in front of Café Momus delivering Musetta's Waltz."


                      -Perry Tannenbaum


Corey Raquel Lovelace hails from Chicago, but has happily made her new home in the Carolinas.  Most recently she became the recipient of the Second Place Award in the Heafner-Williams Opera Competiton.  This season Mrs. Lovelace made an unexpected debut as Nedda in I Pagliacci when she stepped in for Italian soprano, Barbara Fritolli with Opera Carolina.  She also recently debuted as Leonore in Beethoven's Fidelio with Mid-Ohio Civic Opera.  She joins Opera Carolina for the 2023-2024 season as a Principal Artist, performing extensively with the company.  In recent seasons Mrs. Lovelace had the pleasure of performing Shostakovich’s Seven Romances by Alexander Blok with Chamber Music for All. Her passion and advocacy for women composers has led her to premiere new works by Ukrainian composer, Sophia Pavlenko.  She continues to collaborate with the composer performing many of her new art song and operatic repertoire.  She made her debut as the title role of Floyd's Susannah in April 2022.  Mrs. Lovelace joined Baltimore Concert Opera in their production of Adriana Lecouvreur covering the title role.  In 2021 she made her return to live theater with the role of Mimì in La Bohème in her debut with Opera North.  Mrs. Lovelace also made her company debut with Opera Carolina as Musetta, in addition to covering the role of Mimì with Opera Carolina in January 2020.  She joined Andrea Bocelli as a guest artist for his Valentine's US Tour in February 2020 at the Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, NC before her work as a young artist with Opera Delaware in the 2020 season that was unfortunately cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Internationally, she has performed in China with the iSING! Music Festival and made her European debut with the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Her performing credits include;Title role in Susannah and Adriana Lecouvreur, Mimì in La Bohème, Musetta in La Bohème, Cendrillon in La Cendrillon, Nanita in How Nanita Learned to Make Flan, Kate in Lost Connection: The Tinder Opera, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, and Lady Billows in Albert Herring.  She received the First Place Award from the Opera Guild of Charlotte’s Opera Competition.Mrs. Lovelace completed her Master in Music from DePaul University in Chicago, IL where she had the honor of studying under Jane Bunnell. 

She brings years of experience teaching to the studio, but what she loves most is helping a student discover their own voice and style.  Mrs. Lovelace’s teaching is rooted in classical technique with strong emphasis on musicianship, allowing her students to sing in a healthy way no matter the vocal style. Mrs. Lovelace believes music has the unique ability to empower, strengthen and enrich students’ lives well into adulthood.  She teaches students at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte as well as privately in Morganton, NC and virtually.

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