Mezzo Victoria Livengood To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Boston Conservatory At Berklee

By David Salazar

Opera star Victoria Livengood will be presented with an honorary doctorate by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee at this year’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018. She will be honored alongside Tony-winning performer Billy Porter.

“It is a pleasure to honor two artistic luminaries at our commencement ceremony this year,” said Cathy Young, the Executive Director of Boston Conservatory at Berklee. “Victoria Livengood represents an important voice in opera, beginning her impressive career right here at the Conservatory.“

Livengood graduated n 1985 and has gone on to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in over 120 performances. She made her debut with the company in 1991 as Laura in “Luisa Miller” and realized her dream of performing alongside Plácido Domingo when she took on the title role of “Carmen” at the Met.

Additionally, she has appeared all around the world and has upcoming showcases at Hawaii Opera Theatre, Atlanta Opera, North Carolina Opera, and Seattle Opera, among others.