Lauren Decker




Lauren Decker

Second-year contralto Lauren Decker recently received, for the second consecutive year, an Encouragement Award at the Upper Midwest Region Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Professional engagements include covering the role of Mary/The Flying Dutchman at Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, where she has also been heard in opera scenes with Kalliope Vocal Arts. A Wisconsin native, Decker holds a B.F.A. degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She participated in Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices for two summers as well as the American Wagner Project (Washington, D.C.), where she was a featured artist for recitals in both 2015 and 2016, and the Up North Vocal Institute (Boyne Falls, Michigan), performing Sally/Barber’s A Hand of Bridge. The contralto received third place in the Senior Women Division of the Wisconsin National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition.

During the 2016/17 season at Lyric Opera Decker was heard in Die Zauberflöte. This upcoming season she will appear in Rigoletto, Die Walküre, and I Puritani.

Back to the 2017/18 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Photo: Simon Pauly