Lyric Opera of Chicago

Laura Wilde

 Laura Wilde headshot

Photo by Devon Cass.

Soprano Laura Wilde, a second-year Ryan Opera Center member from Watertown, South Dakota, was a Marion Roose Pullin Artist in Residence with Arizona Opera for two seasons. Her roles there 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). Having recently switched from mezzo-soprano to soprano, last year Wilde returned to the Phoenix Symphony for Ravel's Shéhérazade.  A 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions semi-finalist, she was awarded 3rd 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. Wilde is an alumna of Indiana University (Jo March/Little Women, Isabella/L'italiana in Algeri, Prince Charming/Cendrillon) and St. Olaf College. For Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2013-14 season she appeared in Madama Butterfly (debut), Parsifal and The Family Barber.

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

 

Ryan Opera Center 2014-2015 Ensemble

 

Sopranos Mezzo-sopranos

Tracy Cantin

 

Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi

 

Laura Wilde

 

 

J'nai Bridges

 

Julie Anne Miller

 

 

Tenors       Baritones    

Jesse Donner

 

John Irvin

 

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

 

Anthony Clark Evans

 

Will Liverman

 

 

 

Bass-baritone   Bass     Pianist  

Richard Ollarsaba

 

 

 

Bradley Smoak

Bradley Smoak

 

 

 

Maureen Zoltek