Winner of the Kennedy Center’s 2019 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, Soloman Howard is a graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and garners high praise from the press for his vivid performances on the great opera and concert stages of the world.  Soloman Howard’s voice is described as “sonorous” by The New York Times, “superhuman” by The Denver Post, and “a triumph” by The Guardian.  

Highlights of the recent past include Aida at the Opéra de Paris, Luisa Miller at English National Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, Simon Boccanegra at the Opéra national de Bordeaux, Turandot at San Francisco Opera, and Die Zauberflöte at the Metropolitan Opera.  

With his home company, the Washington National Opera, Soloman Howard has bowed in Der Ring des Nibelungen directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by Philippe Auguin as well as in leading roles in The Magic FluteShow BoatApproaching AliDon Giovanni, and Nabucco.  He was heralded for the roles of Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the world premiere of the revised edition of Appomattox composed by Philip Glass and in the title role of The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me by Jeanine Tesori and J.D. McClatchy.  

A frequent guest of leading international orchestras, Soloman Howard has performed with Christian Arming and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Harry Bicket and The English Concert, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra among others.  

Soloman Howard is a proud graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and of Morgan State University.