Sankara Harouna


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Previously at Lyric: Benny Paret and Benny Jr./Champion (2023/24).

In the 2024/25 Season, the baritone will appear at Lyric as Marullo/Rigoletto during his first year in the Ryan Opera Center. A Chicago native, Harouna joined Portland Opera as a Resident Artist in the 2023/24 Season, where he was seen in Le nozze di Figaro and The Snowy Day. A former apprentice artist at Des Moines Metro Opera, he performed there as Moral├Ęs/Carmen and Homecoming Soldier/Redler's The Falling and the Rising. Other previous engagements include Greensboro Opera, Atlanta Opera, Dayton Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Cincinnati Opera. In concert, he performed Mozart's Missa Brevis with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. Harouna previously participated in the artist-development programs of Atlanta Opera, Kentucky Opera, and Dayton Opera. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music in Vocal Performance at Kentucky State University.