Lauren Harris (Soprano), born in Cleveland, Ohio, currently resides in Raleigh, NC. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. During her matriculation, she performed in Verdi’s Requiem, Rosine in Pastieri’s Signor Deluso, and Miss Todd in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief.
Lauren then attended Georgia State University in Atlanta and received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. At Georgia State, she performed many roles, including Baba/Madame Flora in Menotti’s The Medium, Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, and Cecilia March in Adamo’s Little Women. Lauren was a part of Atlanta Opera’s Educational Studio Tour of Dorff’s Stone Soup, in which she sang the role of the Mayor.
Upon graduating from GSU, Lauren became a part of the Sarasota Opera’s Young Apprentice Program. For two seasons, she was able to hone her craft, perform across the city of Sarasota, work with stellar coaches, stage directors, and conductors, as well as cover the role of Mary in Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. She was awarded the Sarasota Opera Guild’s Young Artist Award. Lauren has also performed the roles of La Badessa and La zia Principessa (Suor Angelica), Knusperhexe (Hansel und Gretel), Madame Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Praskowia (The Merry Widow), Flosshilde (Gotterdammerung), and Ines (Il Trovatore). She has transitioned from Mezzo-soprano to Soprano and debuted her first soprano role with The Cleveland Opera as Serena from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (2019).