Lyric Opera of Chicago

Laura Wilde

 Laura Wilde headshot

Photo by Devon Cass.

Soprano Laura Wilde, is a third-year Ryan Opera Center member from Watertown, South Dakota. Formerly a mezzo-soprano, she was a Marion Roose Pullin Artist in Residence with Arizona Opera for two seasons, where her roles included Cherubino/Le nozze di Figaro, Stéphano/Roméo et Juliette, Alisa/Lucia di Lammermoor, Siébel/Faust, and Lola/Cavalleria rusticana (debut). Wilde has also participated in the young-artist programs of The Santa Fe Opera (Deaconess/King Roger) and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (Omar/John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer, Mrs. Segstrom/A Little Night Music). Concert engagements include the Adrian Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Phoenix Symphony. A 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions semi-finalist, Wilde was awarded third place in the 2011 Palm Beach Opera Competition and is a two-time recipient of the Elihu Hyndman Memorial Award from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She is an alumna of Indiana University (Jo March/Little Women, Isabella/L'italiana in Algeri, Prince Charming/Cendrillon) and St. Olaf College. At Lyric Opera of Chicago she has appeared in Madama Butterfly (debut), Parsifal, The Family Barber, and The Magic Victrola. During the 2015-16 season Wilde performs in Le nozze di Figaro, Nabucco, and Der Rosenkavalier.

Laura Wilde is sponsored by Mrs. J. W. Van Gorkom.

Ryan Opera Center 2015-2016 Ensemble

 

Sopranos       Mezzo-sopranos  
 Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi

Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi

 Diana Newman

Diana
Newman

 Laura Wilde

Laura
Wilde 

   Lindsay Metzger

Lindsay Metzger

 Annie Rosen

Annie
Rosen
 

Tenors        
 Alec Carlson

Alec
Carlson

 Jesse Donner

Jesse
Donner

 Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

 Mingjie Lei

Mingjie
Lei

Baritones       Bass-baritone  
 Anthony Clark Evans

Anthony Clark Evans

 Takaoki Onishi

Takaoki
Onishi

   Richard Ollarsaba

Richard Ollarsaba
 

Basses     Pianist  
 Patrick Guetti

Patrick
Guetti

 Bradley Smoak

Bradley
Smoak

   Mario Marra

Mario Antonio Marra