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Laura Styler, soprano

16 Sep Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Laura Styler, soprano

Styler, Laura

Laura Styler received her Bachelor of Arts Music Degree and her Postgraduate in Music specialising in Voice from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Wales, UK.

Laura has performed on many occasions both as a soloist and in choirs including singing in the National Youth Choir of Wales, BBC National Choir of Wales which included a number of recordings and television recordings, sang for BBC radio on a series of religious service broadcasts with the Welsh Chamber Singers, backing vocalist for Peter Karrie (singer from the Phantom of the Opera), sang as a soloist with Treorchy Male Voice Choir and sang Mahler lieder at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales as part of a pre-concert of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

In Canada Laura has been singing in Calgary Opera Chorus and has performed in their productions of the Jubilee Opening Gala, Puccini’s Turandot, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, the premiere of John Estacio’s Frobisher, Puccini’s Tosca, Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Gounod’s Faust, Massenet’s Manon, Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor, Tovey’s The Inventor, Puccini’s Aida, Puccini’s La Boheme, Verdi’s Othello, Verdi’s La Traviata, Verdi’s Fallstaff, Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirate of Penzance as part of Calgary Opera’s first summer festival, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and Bizet’s Carmen.

Laura also sings with newly formed Cowtown Opera and Calgary Concert Opera Company where she performed the role of Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen in fall of 2012 and Nursing sister and Mistress of the Novices in Puccini’s Suor Angelica in February 2013, soloist with Calgary Bach Society for Bach Magnificat and Mendlesohn’s Magnificat in March 2013, soloist in the annual “Spring is Singing” concert organized by the Calgary Welsh Society.

Laura won the David G.Morris Memorial Prize at the North American Festival of Wales held in Toronto in 2013 which allowed her to travel to Wales and compete in the National Eisteddfod of Wales in August 2015. Currently is involved in the planning of the opening ceremony and musical involvement of the North American Festival of Wales, which will be held in Calgary, September 2016.

Laura also teaches under her home studio Noted Music Studio. She loves teaching children and adults alike and sharing in their musical journey.

Laura will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist Ron Bennie.

Laura’s Concert is Titled Welsh Songs & Italian Arias and below are her comments:

Wales is enriched in music and song and is known as ‘a singing nation’. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of these wonderful Welsh melodies steeped in tradition. Being originally from Wales, I think its important to share my heritage and keep the tradition alive in my now home, Calgary, Canada.

The Italian arias I have chosen are popular selections that most people would have heard. I hope you enjoy the performance as much as I will and that it will give you some new music to discover! Enjoy, or as we say in Wales ‘mwynhewch’!