Soprano, Joelle Lamarre is delighted to be working in George Lewis’ new opera Afterword: The AACM. She’s known for her powerful performance in the role of Sister Rose, in Dead Man Walking. She’s made her debut as Lady on the Levee in Show Boat and covered the role of Lily in Porgy and Bess both with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. With the American Chamber Opera, she debuted as Cio Cio San in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Ms. Lamarre is known for her extensive background in classical concert works and her talents in musical theater. Her awards include the Bravo award from Bel Canto Foundation, the Anna Marie Gerts Award from the Musicians Club of Women and several vocal scholarships for VoicExperience. Joelle Lamarre (Playwright) is currently working on her new one woman show, The Violet Hour, The Life of Leontyne Price.
Mellon fellows George Lewis, Catherine Sullivan, and Sean Griffin have joined forces with the trail-blazing new music group, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), to fashion a multimedia opera that functions not as a history of the AACM, but as a “Bildungsoper”--a coming-of age opera of ideas, positionality, and testament.