Lyric Soprano, Corey Raquel Lovelace hails from Chicago, but has happily made her new home in Alexandria, VA. Mrs Lovelace recently made her debut as Musetta in La Boheme with Opera Carolina in January 2020. She looks forward to joining Opera Delaware as a young artist this spring. As a featured soloist, she has the pleasure of performing in China with the iSING! International Festival 2019. In recent seasons, Mrs. Lovelace performed the title role of Cendrillon in La Cendrillon with Little Opera Company of Charlotte and Mimì in La Bohème with Central Piedmont Opera Theatre. In 2018, Mrs. Lovelace received the First Place Award from the Opera Guild of Charlotte’s Opera Competition. Past engagements with Opera Carolina include singing the role of Nanita in Opera Carolina's Opera Xpress production of How Nanita Learned to Make Flan and Kate in the staged premiere of Lost Connection: The Tinder Opera. Mrs. Lovelace made her European debut as a member of the Opera Studio at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Mrs. Lovelace completed her Master in Music from DePaul University in Chicago, IL where she had the honor of studying under Jane Bunnell.
She has years of experience teaching, but what she loves most is helping a student discover their own voice and style. Mrs. Lovelace’s teaching is rooted in classical technique with strong emphasis on musicianship, allowing her students to sing in a healthy way no matter the vocal style. Mrs. Lovelace believes music has the unique ability to empower, strengthen and enrich students’ lives well into adulthood.