BBC+win.jpg
4 Images 2007-2012. Jpeg.jpg
DSC07036.jpg
_MG_0589.JPG
Stars.jpg
carnegie hall sing.jpg
p02vbjp6-1.jpg
BBC+win.jpg

.


SCROLL DOWN

.


 
 

Lauren Michelle, soprano, is honored to be a prize winner of  The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Originally from Los Angeles, some of her notable international roles include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Musetta in La Bohème, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. 

Most recently, she made her debut at Covent Garden as Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and completed a season as a house soprano with Vienna State Opera.  She sang in concert under the baton of Plácido Domingo at LA Opera and made her debut with Washington National Opera to critical acclaim along side Eric Owens. She was awarded First Place in both the Lotte Lenya Competition and the Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition. 

This season Ms. Michelle has been invited to sing with the Berlin Philharmonic by Maestro Zubin Mehta, where they will perform Rossini. She will also make her debut with The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, rejoining Nina Stemme to perform Elektra, conducted by Mikko Frank. In France and Germany, she will tour staged versions of Pierrot Lunaire and The Seven Deadly Sins, directed by David Pountney. She is happy to return to Welsh National Opera to sing the role of Natasha in War and Peace as well as reprise her role of Susanna in the Marriage of Figaro debuting with Palm Beach Opera. She is a graduate of UCLA and The Juilliard School. 

 

 
 
4 Images 2007-2012. Jpeg.jpg

Events


Events


 

 

Opera Theater Saint Louis | May 21-June 25th, 2016

Welsh National Opera | Sept 16-30, 2016

The Bristol Hippodrome UK | October 11, 2016

Mayflower Theater, South Hampton UK | Nov 1, 2016

Birmingham Hippodrome UK | Nov 8, 2016

Venue Cymru, Llandudno UK | Nov 22, 2016

Royal opera house, London | july 19-20, 2017

 

 
DSC07036.jpg

Photos


Photos


_MG_0589.JPG

Contact


Contact


 
Name *
Name
 
Stars.jpg

Washington National opera: lost in the stars


Friday, Feburary 12 - 20, 2016

7:30pm

Washington National opera: lost in the stars


Friday, Feburary 12 - 20, 2016

7:30pm

From Feb 12 - 20, 2016, Lauren Michelle made her USA debut to critical acclaim with Washington National Opera as Irina in Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars starring Eric Owens.

Lauren Michelle as Irina. (Photo: Karli Cadel)

Lauren Michelle as Irina. (Photo: Karli Cadel)

REVIEWS
“When soprano Lauren Michelle, in the guise of the hapless, pregnant Irina, begins the opening verse of ‘Trouble Man’, the otherwise stentorian rhythms of Lost in the Stars suddenly take on a becoming urgency.... Michelle manages to evoke all the gentle and heavier sorrows of this 1949 musical drama, set in a racially torn South Africa that contains echoes of the United States’ own history of racial turmoil.” – Peter Marks, Washington Post

“[S]oprano Lauren Michelle offers exquisite vocalism as Absalom's pregnant girlfriend Irina; her account of ‘Stay Well’ is a peak of lyricism in the production.” – Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun

“A great standout performance must be credited to Lauren Michelle, who plays Irina, Absalom’s pregnant girlfriend. Her character gets the most operatically written ‘arias,’ and Michelle’s singing of ‘Trouble Man’ and the exquisite love song in the second act, ‘Stay Well,’ reveals a singer of pure radiance. Her acting abilities, portraying the young woman’s vulnerability and deference to her future father-in-law in her first scene then building both in power and heartbreak as she is torn forever from making a life with Absalom and their child, moved me very deeply.” – Susan Galbraith, DCTheatreScene.com

“Irina’s two numbers are handled beautifully by soprano Lauren Michelle, who manages to find an appropriate straighter Broadway style without sacrificing an imposing sound.” – Alex Baker, Parterre.com

“Soprano Lauren Michelle shines brightly in her portrayal of a heavily burdened Irina. Her soft but penetrating voice singlehandedly carries the full emotional heft of this story to the very back row, especially in ‘Trouble Man’ and ‘Stay Well’.” – Derek Schwabe, MDTheatreGuide.com

“[Lauren Michelle’s] voice is pure as a bell in ‘Trouble Man’ and ‘Stay Well’ and her acting…is as tender as the flower she resembles.” – Ravelle Brickman, DCMetroTheatreArts.com

 

carnegie hall sing.jpg

Carnegie Hall Debut


Carnegie Hall Debut


Kurt Weill's "The Road of Promise"

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • 8:00pm 10:00pm
  • Carnegie Hall

On May 6 and 7, 2015, The Collegiate Chorale presents the US premiere of The Road of Promise, a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel’s 1937 stage spectacle, The Eternal Road. In a mix of opera and musical theater, biblical tales come to life as a 13-year-old boy discovers the significance of his heritage and the power of community in the face of adversity. The performance features video projections by Wendall Harrington and lighting design by Frances AronsonTed Sperling conducts and directs.

For tickets, visit Carnegie Hall.

p02vbjp6-1.jpg

Cardiff


Cardiff


USA representative, Lauren Michelle is a Prize Winner of ThE BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition

"For stage presence and sheer style, the American soprano Lauren Michelle could not be faulted"
The Guardian