Limmie Pulliam

Limmie Pulliam

Dramatic Tenor

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«“As Ahab, Obadiah, and soloist, redoubtable tenor Limmie Pulliam…stentorian of tone, projected ringing avowals in clear German.”»
The boston musicAl intelligencer (2017)
«“…a tenor of heroic proportions… His interpretation of Otello was exceedingly sincere and moving, highlighting the Moor’s on the edge emotions in the great Act III monologue and the final death scene."»
Robert lombardo (2017)
«“Pulliam sang with both reverence and with a belting bravado that seemed to serve as catalyst to buoy the cast of singers to a climactic and pleasurable conclusion of their first set with their rendition of Go Where I Send Thee arranged by Andre Thomas.”»
New hampshire reviews (2017)
2016Verdi: OtelloOtello
2016Leoncavallo: PagliacciCanio


Rising tenor Limmie Pulliam has been praised for his captivating stage presence and his “stentorian yet beautiful” voice. The 2015-2016 season included several debuts for Mr. Pulliam: with the Delta Symphony Orchestra appearing in several concerts throughout the state of Arkansas; in a much acclaimed role and house debut with Vashon Opera as Canio in I Pagliacci; and his festival/role debut at the Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice as the title character in Verdi’s masterpiece Otello. He performed at the National Opera Association’s 2016 convention in honor of 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and 2015 National Medal of Arts honoree, legendary tenor George Shirley. He also appeared as tenor soloist with The Concord Chorale in Mozart’s Requiem and as tenor soloist in Stainer’s Resurrection in The Villages, FL.

Mr. Pulliam, who trained with the late renowned pedagogue Richard Miller, is a former artist-in-residence with Cleveland Opera, Opera Delaware and Opera Memphis.
Recent seasons included multiple appearances with the internationally renowned Gloriae Dei Cantores as tenor soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah as well as in Ode to St. Cecilia and Intimations of Immortality, both works by Gerald Finzi. Mr. Pulliam also presented concerts featuring Negro Spirituals with The Concord Chorale.

He was the 2012 Artist Division Winner of the National Opera Association’s Vocal Competition, and was a winner in the 3rd Annual Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition in Catania, Sicily in 2013.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Otello Otello Immediately Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice 2016
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci Canio Immediately Vashon Opera 2016


Winner: The National opera associatIon vocal compeTition
Winner: Concorso internazionale di canto lirico "maRcello giordani"