Leberta Lorál

Board Member

A native of Monterey, California, Dramatic/Verdian Soprano, Leberta Lorál is a highly regarded concert and operatic soloist. To critical acclaim, she has performed a broad spectrum of concert works, ranging from the Baroque to Contemporary periods. A regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has appeared numerous times as featured soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Concert Series at Hollywood Bowl, Southeast Symphony, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

Following her European début in Bremen, Germany, as Serena in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, Ms Lorál was invited to perform in a series of concerts in Stockholm, Sweden. She continued concertizing in Europe as a frequent soloist throughout Germany and the United States. Additional engagements also include concerts in Australia at the famed Sydney Opera House and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Ms. Loral has a long working relationship and has performed several times for American conductor and composer Frederick Bayani Mabalot. Ms. Loral and served as inspiration for his “Songs of Rumi” and “Song of Songs”, which he dedicated to her.

In December of 2014 and again in 2016, Ms Lorál was invited by American operatic tenor, and National Medal of Arts Recipient, Mr. George Shirley, to sing in his annual Heritage Holiday Concert in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On September 11th 2015, she performed to sold out houses with Metropolitan Opera Mezzo, and fellow S.T.A.R. Foundation Board member, Susanne Mentzer. Ms Lorál was a featured soloist in the 20th Annual Conference of the African American Art Song Alliance where she performed the works of composer Richard Thompson (richardthompsonpiano.com) and Undine Smith Moore.

In conjunction with her sincere commitment to a better society, Ms Lorál has performed in the annual AIDS benefit concert entitled “Divas Simply Singing”, with Hollywood notables like American actress, singer, author and activist, Sheryl Lee Ralph and American actress, producer and activist Alfre Woodard. Ms. Loral was hailed as “simply phenomenal”. In March 2018, Ms Lorál was honored to perform Henry Mollicone’s Beatitude Mass (for the Homeless) with The Camerata Singers in three concerts that raised $10,000 benefiting the homeless. Ms Lorál was invited to appear with them again in May 2018.

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Leberta Lorál