Praised for her silver- voiced soprano… (Seen and Heard International), Victoria Okafor has sung with companies such as Cincinnati Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera and Opera Birmingham. A native to the Maryland/DC area, Miss Okafor received her B.M. in vocal performance at Shenandoah Conservatory and went on to receive her M.M in vocal performance as well as her artistic diploma in opera performance at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Roles for Miss Okafor include Pamina; Die Zauberflöte, Miss Wordsworth; Albert Herring, Servilia; La clemenza di Tito, Barbarina; Le nozze di Figaro.
As a lover of new music, Victoria has originated roles in numerous operatic workshops such as Alesha in Blind Injustice, Wilhelmina in Gregory Spears’s Castor and Patience, Nyomi in William Menefield’s Fierce, and Laura in Kevin Puts’s The Hours. The Hours will premiere at The Metropolitan Opera and star singers Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, and Kelli O’Hara. Victoria premiered the role of Alesha in Cincinnati Opera’s season in 2019 and will be premiering the role of Wilhelmina in Gregory Spears’s Castor and Patience in the summer of 2022. Miss Okafor was an encouragement award recipient for the 2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, first place winner for Catapult Opera’s 2020 Accelerate Competition and a 2nd Prize winner of the 2021 Lotte Lenya Competition.