Rising tenor Limmie Pulliam has been praised for his captivating stage presence and his “stentorian yet beautiful” voice. In 2016-17 Limmie returned to a defining role in his burgeoning career, having recently performed the title-role of OTELLO for Springfield Regional Opera. He is also making a name for himself on the concert platform, performing selections of tenor hits with Vashon Opera and the Concerto Mediterranean Opera Studio & Festival performing excerpts from Verdi’s Requiem.
The 2015-2016 season included several debuts including with the Delta Symphony Orchestra appearing in several concerts throughout the state of Arkansas; in a much acclaimed role and house debut with Vashon Opera as Canio in I PAGLIACCI; and his festival/role debut at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice as the title-role in Verdi’s masterpiece OTELLO. He performed at the National Opera Association’s 2016 convention in honor of 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and 2015 National Medal of Arts honoree, legendary tenor George Shirley. He also appeared as tenor soloist with The Concord Chorale in Mozart’s Requiem and as tenor soloist in Stainer’s Resurrection in The Villages, FL. Mr. Pulliam, who trained with the late renowned pedagogue Richard Miller, is a former artist-in-residence with Cleveland Opera, Opera Delaware and Opera Memphis.
Recent seasons included multiple appearances with the internationally renowned Gloriae Dei Cantores as tenor soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah as well as in Ode to St. Cecilia and Intimations of Immortality, both works by Gerald Finzi. Mr. Pulliam also presented concerts featuring Negro Spirituals with The Concord Chorale.