Acclaimed by The British Theatre Guide as a “luminous-voiced soprano” for her multidisciplinary theater performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Los Angeles native Lauren Michelle recently made her Aspen Music Festival debut as Nella in Gianni Schicchi. Other notable engagements include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera UCLA, her Canadian debut as Helena in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Banff and her debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at Teatro Romano di Fiesole.
In concert, Miss Michelle made her European debut in concerts of Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras № 5, lied and chanson with Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves; she was also a featured soloist with the UCLA Philharmonia, performing Ravel’s Shéhérazade under the baton of Neal Stulberg. She appeared with the Southeast Symphony singing Handel’s Messiah, Poulenc’s Gloria and Rutter’s Requiem. Lauren has been heard in solo recitals in Los Angeles, New Orleans,
New York City, South Africa, Italy, France and England.
Lauren Michelle is a grand prize winner of both the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition and the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra Hennings-Fischer Foundation Young Artists Competition. Earlier this season, she was one of the winning contestants in the New Orleans District of the
Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and went on to take 3rd Place in the Gulf Coast Regional Finals. She has been a young artist at Chautauqua Music Festival, Stephanie Blythe and Alan Smith’s Fall Island Vocal Arts Festival, the Britten-Pears Programme and Aspen Opera Theater Center. Lauren received a Master of Music from UCLA and a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School.