Marlette Buchanan

Lecturer

Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon - Fri: By Appointment

  • Professional
  • Biography

Education

  • M.M., Boston University
  • B.A., Fisk University

Responsibilities

Applied Voice Lessons

Biography

Marlette Buchanan is an accomplished performer of opera, musical theatre, and other genres of music. She has received rave reviews from the Seattle Times, stating, “You know you’re in for something special here in Seattle from the moment Marlette Buchanan…starts singing”. She has been described as a soprano with an extended range, flexibility, warmth, color, and beauty. Ms. Buchanan has played leading roles in various operas such as Cosi fan Tutte, Orfeo ed Euridice, The Bartered Bride, The Tales of Hoffman, and Porgy and Bess. She has also performed in shows such as Steel Magnolias, Crowns, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once on this Island, Newsies, Man of La Mancha, Violet, Ragtime, The Wiz, Spitfire Grill, and Milk Like Sugar. Her performances have earned her award nominations from Broadway World.

Marlette is a graduate of Boston University with a Master of Music degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University, where she toured nationally and recorded as the lead soloist with the Jubilee Singers. A regional finalist at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Buchanan was also a finalist in the national MacAllister and Eleanor Lieber Awards. In addition to her operatic roles, Marlette has also performed in concert, including Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Fanshawe’s African Sanctus. She’s even recorded with a broad range of popular recording artists, showcasing her versatility in vocal performance. You can hear her as the soloist in the film documentary The Freedom Riders and see her in the feature film The Details.