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