Soloman Howard


A recent graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Soloman Howard garners high praise from the press for his vivid performances on the great opera and concert stages of the world. Soloman Howard’s voice is described as “sonorous” by The New York Times, “superhuman” by The Denver Post, and “a triumph” by The Guardian.

Recent appearances include the Metropolitan Opera (AidaThe Magic Flute), LA Opera (Don Carlo), Opéra National de Bordeaux (Simon Boccanegra), San Francisco Opera (Turandot), and The Santa Fe Opera (La bohème).

A graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, he has appeared at WNO in The Magic FluteShow BoatDon GiovanniApproaching AliThe Lion, The Unicorn, and MeNabucco, and Philip Glass’s Appomattox. Future performances include English National Opera (Luisa Miller), Gran Teatre del Liceu (The Barber of Seville), and the Met (The Magic Flute). Howard was recognized in 2016 by the Anti-Defamation League with its “Making a Difference Award” for raising awareness of voting rights and bringing opera into the larger community. Soloman Howard is a proud graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and of Morgan State University.

Lyric debut: Wurm/Luisa Miller (2019/20).


Last updated: September 13, 2020 
Photo: Andrew Bogard

For the Love of Lyric

For the Love of Lyric

For the love of music. For the love of opera. For the Love of Lyric.

Join us in celebrating the art we love with a special virtual concert featuring internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming, Broadway sensation Heather Headley, Ailyn Pérez, Soloman Howard, J'Nai Bridges, Julia Bullock, members of The Patrick G. and Shirley Ryan Opera Center, and members of the Chicago Children's Choir, with music direction by Doug Peck.

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