Lauren Michelle, soprano, is honored to be a prize winner of The 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Originally from Los Angeles, she has appeared internationally as Musetta in La Bohème in Tel Aviv, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Banff Center, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi at Teatro Romano di Fiesole, and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro Malibran in Italy.
Most Recently, she performed with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the Baton of Bobby McFerrin at The Ravinia Festival. She was awarded First Place in the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition and the Marcello Giordani International Vocal Competition. She was a finalist in the George London Foundation Competition, and a prize winner of The Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition, Palm Spring Opera Guild and Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competitions.
This season Ms. Michelle returns to Carnegie Hall as a soloist, and will make her debut with several houses including Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Welsh National Opera and Royal Opera House. She made her US debut to critical acclaim in the role of Irina with Washington National Opera’s Lost in the Stars, starring Eric Owens. She is a graduate of UCLA and The Juilliard School.