Style: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Soprano Laura Sutton Floyd enjoys an active and varied career in oratorio, opera, operetta and musical theatre as well as solo recitals of art songs, sacred music and even bossa nova. Critics rave…”An irresistible electricity and energy, both controlled and thrilling” and “The audience [is] in complete thrall every moment Laura is on stage.” She has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras, opera companies, choruses and chamber ensembles in the Southeastern US, Michigan and Brazil. Favorite performed roles/works include Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Ravel’s Schehérazade, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Brahms A German Requiem, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Villa Lobos’ Bachiana Brasileira No. 5, the Mother in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, Eliza in Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, and Handel’s Messiah.
Raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ms. Floyd holds degrees in vocal performance from the University of Louisville and Michigan State University and joined the voice faculty of Hope College (Holland, MI). In 1999, she and her conductor/clarinetist/guitarist husband, Rusty Floyd, moved to Hilton Head Island, SC where Laura maintains a private voice studio. While keeping up with their daughter Samantha, she tutors the Abecedarian class of the Classical Conversations Homeschool Community in Hilton Head. Laura relishes every opportunity to “lift her voice in song.”
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer