Sunny Joy Langton

Assistant Professor, Voice and Opera

Sunny Joy Langton

BM, Indiana University

Soprano. Sunny Joy Langton made her debut with the Houston Grand Opera and has since appeared with major opera companies all over the world. Her North American engagements have included major roles at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Washington Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Vancouver Opera and the opera companies of Miami, Cleveland, Tulsa, and San Diego. German opera audiences have heard her in Hamburg, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dresden and Wiesbaden. She has also appeared with the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Glyndebourne and Wexford Festivals, the Netherlands Opera, Ludwigsburg Festspiel, and the Royal Opera of Monte Carlo.

Also an active concert singer, Miss Langton has appeared with leading orchestras, including the Houston Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Südwestfunk Radio Orchestra, Norddeutsche Rundrunk Radio Orchestra, VARA (Netherlands) Radio Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. She has worked with such noted conductors as Leonard Slatkin, Dennis Russell Davies, Sir John Pritchard, Raymond Leppard, Sir Charles Mackerras, Marek Janowski, Gerd Albrecht, Bruno Bartoletti, and Edo de Waart. She is featured on the grammy-nominated recording Women at an Exposition from Koch International. Other appearances include a one-woman musical retrospective of writer Dorothy Parker, concerts in the Teatro Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica, the starring role in the world premiere of Robert Greenleaf’s opera, Under the Arbor, which has been seen on more than 200 Public Television broadcasts across the country, and the Chicago premiere of Luciano Berio’s Un Re in Ascolto.