Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Jonita Lattimore


Jonita Lattimore, a lyric soprano of immense vocal range and expressive musicality, has garnered plaudits for her vivid portrayals of roles ranging from Micaëla to Jackie Onassis as well as oratorio performances with major orchestras across the United States and abroad. During the 2012-13 season she appeared in concert with the Oregon Symphony and Huntsville Symphony performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. In the 2013-14 season she performs Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Vermont Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem with the Winnipeg Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and at the Kennedy Center with the Choral Arts Society of Washington, DC.

On the concert stage her recent performances have included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico and Nashville Symphony; Mozart’s Requiem with the Vermont Symphony and Louisiana Philharmonic; Bernstein’s Songfest with the Chicago Sinfonietta; Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater, and Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with the Grant Park Music Festival; and Verdi’s Requiem with the Colorado Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Moab Music Festival, and Oakland East Bay Symphony.

Jonita Lattimore made her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in Kurt Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, and was also seen on Lyric’s stage as Micaëla in Carmen and Serena in Porgy and Bess. With Houston Grand Opera she appeared as Marguerite in Faust, First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and in the world premieres of Harvey Milk, The Book of the Tibetan Dead, and Jackie O, which was recorded on Decca. She has also made her Paris Opera-Bastille debut as Serena; performed the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with Tulsa Opera; and debuted in the title role in the world premiere and recording of James Niblock’s Ruth at Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival.

An artist profile of Jonita Lattimore was aired on Artbeat Chicago, an arts television program on WTTW-Chicago’s Public Broadcast System entitled Home Grown Diva; and she is featured on WTTW’s Opera Philes, a program of favorite opera arias and ensembles. She also appears as the soprano soloist in Robert Avalon’s Sextet de Julia de Burgos, recorded on Centaur.