Sankara Harouna

Sankara Harouna




Chicago, IL


Baritone Sankara Harouna hails from the Southside of Chicago, Il, and studied music at Kentucky State University. He began his musical journey in the traditional arts of West African culture, music and drumming, and has had the opportunity to perform across the country singing different styles of music from jazz to gospel to classical. 

Recently, in the summer 2023, he portrayed the roles of Moralès in Bizet’s Carmen and Homecoming Soldier in Redler’s The Falling and the Rising with Des Moines Metro Opera. He also was a part of the Frank R. Brownell III Apprentice Artist Program with DMMO.  

He has had the great pleasure of joining several wonderful companies across the country; Atlanta Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Opera.   

What's a fun fact about yourself that you'd like to share?
I used to be in the culinary industry professionally and still dabble in it from time to time. 

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