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Laura Enslin

Soprano

Described as the “perfect vessel of beautiful singing” (The Buffalo News), Laura Enslin is one of Central New York’s most engaging artists. She recently performed the title role in the Buffalo Philharmonic’s production of Hansel and Gretel, as well as Adele and Nedda in the Rochester Opera Factory’s critically acclaimed productions of Die Fledermaus and I Pagliacci, respectively, where she was singled out for her “plush, velvety voice and unfailing sensitivity” (Democrat and Chronicle). Laura has also sung a variety of other roles, including Atalanta (Serse), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor),Norina (Don Pasquale), Marie (La Fille du Régiment), Laurette (Doctor Miracle), Cecile (Iolanthe), Mrs. Hayes (Susannah), and Dorine (Tartuffe). An active oratorio and orchestral soloist, Laura has performed the music of Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, in addition to Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. In 2007, Laura made her Canadian debut, performing the title role of Molly Brant by Augusta Cecconi-Bates. Other recent premieres include Kazuaki Tanahashi’s Peace Poems, commissioned by the Societ for New Music, as well as Jing Jing Luo’s How Silent It Is and Kevin Nitsch’s The Beginning, both commissioned by The Commission Project. Upcoming projects include the premiere of a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Robert Ward, written for her and the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble. A former faculty member of Nazareth College in Rochester, Laura has taught voice at SU since 2005. She earned a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.