IMG Artists Welcomes Baritone Sankara Harouna to our Roster for General Management

26 Feb 2024

IMG Artists is delighted to welcome baritone Sankara Harouna to our roster for general management. He will be represented by Artist Manager Devere Burnett.

Sankara Harouna’s musical journey began in the traditional arts of West African culture, music, and drumming. He has also performed across the United States, singing in a variety of styles including jazz, gospel, and classical.

A native of the southside of Chicago, Mr. Harouna recently made a triumphant debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, double cast as Benny “Kid” Paret and his son Benny Jr. in Terence Blanchard’s Champion: “considering he was a last-minute replacement announced from the stage, baritone Sankara Harouna is nothing short of spectacular as Paret and his son.” – Chicago Sun Times

Upcoming, Mr. Harouna joins the prestigious Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

This season, Mr. Harouna joined Portland Opera as a Resident Artist where he was seen in Le nozze di Figaro (Antonio) and The Snowy Day (Daddy). He also joined Greensboro Opera in David Conte’s The Gift of the Magi (Jim). At Des Moines Metro Opera, as part of the Frank R. Brownell III Apprentice Artist Program, Mr. Harouna performed in Carmen (Moralès) and Redler’s The Falling and the Rising (Homecoming Soldier).

Photo Credit: Jessica Smith