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Key'mon W. Murrah

Counter-tenor

2020 MONCA Semi-Finalist

“The vocal standout in this production was countertenor Keymon Murrah. Often reserved as a soprano role, his rendition of the Mexican army general, Asprano, was astounding—equal in both technical prowess and drama…His interpretation of “Dal timor, dallo spavento” was shaded with a lovely darkness that appropriately countered the bright strings with long, emotive lines and rounded shaping.”

– Theater Jones

Samuel Ramey, Bass

Key'mon W. Murrah

Counter-tenor
Samuel Ramey, Bass

Key'mon W. Murrah

Counter-tenor

Keymon W. Murrah, a countertenor heralded for his wide range and “hot coals-core of tone”, is a native to Louisville, Kentucky. In 2020, he was heard on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera as a semi-finalist in the company’s National Council Auditions after winning the Nashville District Auditions. 

Murrah has been heard with University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and Bluegrass Opera in performances of Die Fledermaus, Die Zauberflöte, Tales of Hoffman, and La bohéme. His most notable roles are Mingo in Porgy and Bess and creating the role of the Spiritual Man in Ernst Bacon’s A Tree on the Plains and has sung the role of Tolomeo from Handel’s Giulio Cesare with Red River Lyric Opera and Asprano in Vivaldi’s Montezuma with America Baroque Opera Company. Murrah was recently featured in a Masterclass with Joyce DiDonato in for Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and continued his studies at the International Vocal Arts Institute. 

In 2009 Murrah received the Second Place Undergraduate Award at The Alltech Vocal Competition, and in 2010 he won the second-place award at the National Association of Negro Musicians and Bellarmine’s University’s “Traditional Negro Spiritual’ Voice Competition. In 2014, Murrah was a finalist in the Juanita Peterson Vocal Competition, won 2nd place at the Emerging Soloists Competition, and was a finalist in the Opera MODO Opera Competition. 

Recently, Murrah toured with the American Spiritual Ensemble and in the summer of 2020, he was a young artist with the Glimmerglass Opera Festival.

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