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Reviews

“Denisha Ballew is terrific as Serena, vocally as well as dramatically. She lists some operatic credits and I am certain that she will soon be able to list many more."

-North Texas Performing Arts News 2014
 

“The supporting cast is as strong as the leads . . . Denisha Ballew, as the newly widowed Serena, will break your heart in her one vocal solo, My Man's Gone Now.”

-Tampa Bay Times 2014

Highlights

To begin the 2019-20 season, Denisha had the great honor of performing in a symposium to honor legendary opera singer, Jesseye Norman. entitled, "Black Opera: Uncovering Music History." In this program she performed pieces from H.L. Freeman's "Voodoo", William Grant Still's "Troubled Island" and Nkeiru Okoye's "Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom." She will reprise this same concert with the Harlem Opera Theater in April 2019.

In 2018, Ms. Ballew was given the opportunity to premiere a new Requiem entitled, "An American Requiem" written by Raphael A Fusco.

In June of 2017, Denisha had the opportunity to work with The Pleiades Project on her first short opera film, performing scenes from Ambroise Thomas' opera, HAMLET! Denisha sang the aria "A vos jeux mes amis." The film was shot in the beautiful Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The film will be entered in music festivals all over!

Denisha is also a lover of Broadway Musical Theater! In 2016, she  performed in the production of "Cabin in the Sky" hosted by New York City Encores! She was a company soloist in the Ensemble, directed by  Tony Award winner Rubin-Santiago Hudson, which included Broadway stars Chuck Cooper, LaChanze and Norm Lewis.

In the same year, Ballew made her Lincoln Center debut, performing at the renowned Avery Fisher Hall as a featured soloist with the National Chorale and American Spiritual Ensemble.