Sequina DuBose

Sequina DuBose is a stunning performer most noted for her engaging stage presence and charming musical style. She recently performed as “Clara” in Opera Carolina’s production of Porgy and Bess, a role she previously sang in the opera’s 75th Anniversary National Tour. In 2022, she made her role debut as Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Opera Carolina, followed by a debut with the Virginia Arts Festival in two world premiere chamber operas.

Notable career highlights include performances as a soloist and ensemble member in Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey, a concert series that culminated in a performance at the Metropolitan Opera with Kathleen Battle; a debut with Michigan Opera Theater as 4th Maidservant in Strauss’ Elektra; and a 2021 performance as soprano soloist in Wynton Marsalis’ work entitled All Rise with the Tulsa Symphony, Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riots.

A versatile actress and crossover artist, DuBose has performed as Lady in Blue in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf and as Deena Jones in the hit musical Dreamgirls. DuBose launched her debut album entitled Blurred Lines: 21st Century Hybrid Vocal Literature on the Albany Records label in 2022. DuBose created the role of Philomena in the world premiere performances of the electronic chamber opera, Nightingale and the Tower. The work’s neo-classical score featured adult singers, a children’s ensemble, orchestra, synthesizers, and a long-string harp coined “Sonic Butterfly” by artist Andrea Brook, demonstrative of the movement toward technology integration in 21st-century hybrid works on the operatic stage.

DuBose is a voice professor at UNC Charlotte, where she co-directs the Musical Theatre Certificate program.