Clara in Porgy and Bess 2023
Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
Detroit native, Sequina DuBose, is a stunning performer most noted for her engaging stage presence and charming musical style. In 2022, she made her role debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Carolina, followed by a debut with the Virginia Arts Festival in two world premiere chamber operas, Companionship by Rachel Peters and Bre’r Rabbit (from Tales From the Briar Patch) by Nkeiru Okoye. Other recent engagements include a 2021 performance as soprano soloist in Wynton Marsalis’ work entitled All Rise with the Tulsa Symphony, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots, and a world premiere of the electronic chamber opera, Nightingale and the Tower (Jason Treuting, Rebecca Comerford, Beth Meyers, and Grammy Award-winner Mikael Jorgensen) with Ojai Youth Opera Company in California.
Notable career highlights include performances as a soloist and ensemble member in Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey, a concert series that culminated in a performance at the Metropolitan Opera with Kathleen Battle; a debut with Michigan Opera Theater as 4th Maidservant in Strauss’ Elektra; and performances with both the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Royal Danish Opera as Annie in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Dr. DuBose debuted as Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème with DiCapo opera, has performed the role of Clorinda with Dicapo Opera and Opera Memphis, and portrayed Rachel in the world premiere of Nkeiru Okoye’s folk opera Harriet Tubman: When I Cross That Line to Freedom with American Opera Projects in New York City. Dr. DuBose has toured nationally and internationally as a soloist with The American Spiritual Ensemble and with Chorale Le Chateau alongside Wynton Marsalis and JLCO performing Marsalis’ work, Abyssinian Mass. An interpreter of contemporary and hybrid works, Dr. DuBose launched her debut album entitled Blurred Lines: 21st Century Hybrid Vocal Literature on the Albany Records label in 2022.
Dr. DuBose is an assistant professor of voice at UNC Charlotte and maintains an active operatic and solo concert career. For more information visit www.SequinaDuBose.com.