Lyric Soprano, Keyona Willis, recently had the pleasure of singing Mozart’s Requiem, as the soprano soloist, with Capriccio Columbus and with the Westerville Symphony Orchestra. Last spring, Ms. Willis performed with the Mansfield Chorus as the soprano soloist singing Haydn’s Theresienne Mass. Ms. Willis portrayed Mimi in Opera Columbus’ La Bohéme Opera on the Edge and was in New York portraying Alice Ford in Verdi’s Falstaff with Prelude to Performance. She helped premier a new work, The Ruby Elzy Story, inspired by David Weaver’s book, Black Diva of the Thirties. In 2010, Ms. Willis won the Women in Music Competition. Other notable performances include: Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Aida (Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida), Adolfo (Faramondo), Juliette (Romeo et Juliette), Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Polly (The Threepenny Opera), Susannah (Tintypes), Monica (The Medium), and Rosa Bud (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). Ms. Willis obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from Otterbein College and her Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University. Ms. Willis is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association and the National Association of Teachers Association.