Anika Venkatesh


Hailing from Coast Salish Territories, Anika Venkatesh is a genre-defying vocalist currently based in Tkarón:to, Ontario, Canada, and a recent graduate of the University of Toronto (BMus.). Recent stage credits include the premiere of Quote Unquote Collective’s production, Universal Child Care (Canadian Stage) (February 2024), alto soloist in Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard (Concreamus Chamber Choir), “The House” in Gareth Williams’ Rocking Horse Winner, the world premiere of Chan Ka Nin’s Dragon’s Tale (Tapestry Opera & Soundstreams Choir 21), alto soloist in R. Nathaniel Dett’s The Ordering of Moses (The Nathaniel Dett Chorale & The Rochester Oratorio Society), and Drusilla in Verdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (NUOVA Vocal Arts). Alongside their classical, operatic, and choral skillsets and special interest in contemporary music, Anika is also a jazz and R&B musician. Through musical storytelling, Anika hopes to garner curiosity, reflection, kindness, play, connection, tenderness, intimacy, and strength.

For Mahogany Opera: Sky In A Small Cage

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