Meet The Artist
Arietha, loves to sing. She is a Atlanta based vocalist that is available for your special occasions including in home musical entertainment, recitals, senior retirement settings, memorial services and weddings.
Arietha, loves to sing. She is a Atlanta based vocalist that is available for your special occasions including in home musical entertainment, recitals, senior retirement settings, memorial services and weddings. She is also a concert and recital singer that sings everything from Bach to Gospel.
Arietha, is an active recitalist and concert singer, she frequently performs Oratorio masterworks, concert Opera and newly composed works many of them world premieres by contemporary American Composers. She is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Choruses, the Georgia Council for the Arts Teaching Artist Roster and serves as vice president of the Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity. She is a frequent soloist at weddings and memorial services.
Her greatest solo opportunity was as the voice of the White Butterfly during the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
Her prizes and honors include: A fellowship to Aspen Music Festival. 2nd place in the first Competition sponsored by Classical Singer Magazine, The National Opera Association Competition’s Legacy Award, 2nd place in The Center for Contemporary Opera International, the American Prize in Voice Women’s Opera Division, Super Finalist, American Opera Idol Competition, 3rd place in the Oratorio Society of New York competition, and winner of the Meistersinger Competition in Graz, Austria. Her operatic roles include Zerbinetta (Ariadne), Queen of the Night (Magic Flute) and Mama King in the contemporary opera “I Dream” about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by composer Douglas Tappin and directed by Ms. Jasmine Guy.
Recent performances include a recital Music of Contemporary Atlanta Composers (Living in Atlanta or have lived here). The concert included music by James Cockerham, Curtis Bryant, Mary Badarak, Mary Boyle, Amy Leventhal, Sharon Willis, Travis Vaughn, III and Michael Kurth. Most of the pieces were either premiered by or dedicated to Arietha Lockhart. She also sang the Soprano solos in the Mozart Requiem, Faure’ Requiem, Bach’s B Minor Mass, The Creation and Carmina Burana.
Panis Angelicus by Franck
Kaddish by Steve Dancz
Public Speaking on Robert Shaw interview
Amarilli by Caccini
Hold On by James Cockerham
Mandoline by Debussy
Romance by Debussy
Kyrie from Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn
O quand je dors by Lizst
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber
Les Oiseaux from Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach
Gloria from Laudate Pueri by Handel
What Wonder from Creation by Haydn
He’s Got the Whole World by Margaret Bonds
I, too by Margaret Bonds text by Langston Hughes
Juliet’s Waltz from Romeo and Juliet by Gounod
Laughing Monkey’s of Gravity by Curtis Bryant, text by Steve Bluestone
The Willow Song from Ballad of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore
Alleluia from Exsultate Jubilate by Mozart
Portrait Aria from Zabette by Curtis Bryant text Mary Ballard
The Bell Song, Lakme’ by Leo Delibes
Summertime from Porgy and Bess by Gershwin
Let All Mortal Flesh from “Nobody Like Jesus” by James Cockerham
A Man Who Showed the Way by Douglas Tappin ( Reflecting on MLK, Jr)
Amor from Brentano Songs by R. Straus