Laura Wilde


A native of Watertown, South Dakota, the Ryan Opera Center alumna triumphed in her recent international debut at London’s English National Opera as Janáček’s Jenůfa. Wilde was a Marion Roose Pullin artist-in-residence with Arizona Opera for two seasons (Romeo and Juliet, Lucia di Lammermoor, Faust, Cavalleria rusticana). The soprano previously participated in the young-artist programs of The Santa Fe Opera (King Roger) and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (The Death of Klinghoffer, A Little Night Music). Last summer she returned to OTSL to star as Vitellia/La clemenza di Tito. Later this season she will portray Laura/Korngold’s Der Ring des Polykrates (The Dallas Opera) and Freia/Das Rheingold (Arizona Opera, Fort Worth Opera Festival), and will also sing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Charlotte Symphony. Past concert work has included the Elgin Symphony (Mahler’s Symphony No. 4; Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah”), Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Phoenix Symphony. A former Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions semi-finalist, Wilde is the winner of a 2016 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation and the 2016 Luminarts Women’s Voice Fellowship.

Previously at Lyric: Seven roles since 2013/14, most recently Ortlinde/Die Walküre (2017|18); Freia/Das Rheingold (2016|17); Marianne Leitmetzerin/ Der Rosenkavalier, Anna/Nabucco (both 2015|16).

Last updated: November 1, 2017
Photo: Kelly Kruse