Laura Wilde Soprano

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Born in South Dakota, Laura Wilde began her musical training with trumpet before choosing singing classes. 

Past seasons’ highlights include the title-role of Jenůfa by Janáček at the Santa Fe Opera and at the English National Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Agathe in Der Freischütz at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart, the title-role of Kátia Kabanová at the Scottish Opera, Freia in The Rhinegold as well as Ortlinde and Sieglinde in The Valkyrie at the Lyric Opera de Chicago, Gretel at the Edinburgh Festival, Laura in Der Ring des Polykrates by Korngold at the Dallas Opera, Micaëla in Carmen at the Nashville Opera, Vitellia in La clemenza di Tito at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Jane Withersteen in Riders of the Purple Sage by Craig Bohmler and Freia at the Arizona Opera, the foreign princess in Rusalka at the Des Moines Metro Opera (Iowa), Agathe in Der Freischütz at the Staatstheater in Stuttgart, and Mamah Cheney in Shining Brow by Daron Hagen at the Arizona Opera. 

Concert performances include collaboration with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and baritone Quinn Kelsey at the Harris Theater of Chicago. She performed a solo recital and gave master classes at the South Dakota State University and sung Beethoven’s Symphony n° 9 with the Charlotte Symphonic Orchestra and The Vier letzte Lieder by Strauss with the Elgin Symphonic Orchestra (Illinois). 

During season 2020-21, she made her role debut as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in a film produced by the Seattle Opera. 

She is the 2018 Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation’s Award Winner (Saint Louis Opera Theatre) and won the Sullivan Grant in 2017, the Sara Tucker Study in 2016 (Foundation Richard Tucker), the Luminarts Women’s Voice Fellowship in 2016, and the Jerome & Elaine Nerenberg Prize in 2015 as well as the Musicians Club of Women Eleanor Pearce Sherwin Prize in 2015 (American Opera Society de Chicago).

In her Paris Opera debut.

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 10 May to 01 June 2022
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