KEY’MON W. MURRAH
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Key’mon W. Murrah is an artist whose career accelerated greatly in 2021. He won first place at HGO’s 33rd Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias, the Grand Prize of the Premiere Opera Foundation + NYIOP International Vocal Competition, and the Encouragement Award as a finalist for the Operalia. Murrah has performed with the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and the Bluegrass Opera. He has sung the role of Tolomeo from Handel’s Julius Caesar with the Red River Lyric Opera and Asprano in Vivaldi’s Montezuma with the America Baroque Opera Co. He has toured with the American Spiritual Ensemble and been recognized as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival. In 2021 Murrah joined the Studio Artist Program at the Florida Grand Opera, and also debuted Bertarido from Handel’s Rodelinda as a Fleming Artist at Aspen Music Festival. So far in the 2021-22 season, Murrah has debuted the title role in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at Seattle Opera, as well as Leonardo with a new production of Frida y Diego with San Diego Opera.