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Of Polish and German descent, American soprano Lauren Nash Silberstein has been praised as “splendid,” “full of life,” and “[emanating] natural charm” (Broadway World) and for being “winsome and fiery” on stage with a “powerful, deliriously gorgeous voice" (Nippertown Magazine). “Her clear voice leaps easily up to those high notes...[and she] was great fun to watch” (KDHX.org). Recently she was an Artist-In-Residence with Dayton Opera singing Chan Parker in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird (October 2022) and Soprano Soloist for Handel's Messiah with Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in December 2022. With Winter Opera St. Louis, she debuted as Lisette in La rondine being praised by Broadway World as "an utter delight--fresh, quick, smart, and quite delicious." In October 2022 Lauren was the recipient of the four-figure Bedřich Smetana Award from the American International Czech and Slovak Competition. When with The Ohio Light Opera as a summer Resident Artist Lauren sang Kathie in The Student Prince, Selma in Lehar’s The Mock Marriage, and The Fairy Godmother in Cinderella. With Winter Opera St. Louis for their 2022 season, Lauren performed in The Gondoliers and "sang beautifully (and)...special credit for vocals must be given to [her] as Queen-to-be Gianetta (St. Louis Today)." Lauren received the Artistic Director's Award at Opera Connecticut's Idol Vocal Competition in 2021 and returned for their "Opera in the Garden" summer concert. She was the 2021 Annual Donor Recitalist for The Rochester Opera Guild. Lauren was seen as a Young Artist with The Ohio Light Opera in 2019 and 2020. At OLO she portrayed roles in Perchance to Dream, South Pacific, and Into the Woods in 2019 and Julie Jordan in Carousel in OLO’S 2020 Virtual season. Lauren is a recent graduate of The Eastman School of Music with a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Literature. Performances there include the academic premiere as Soprano 1 in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Franca Naccarelli in The Light in the Piazza. Both roles were coached with their respective composer. Lauren portrayed The Dew Fairy in Tri-Cities Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel and ensemble of Sweeney Todd and La Traviata at TCO. She portrayed Yum-Yum in Binghamton University’s production of The Mikado. With Opera Saratoga, she played second spirit in Die Zauberflöte and ensemble for The Mighty Casey and HMS Pinafore. She recently placed in the 2020 Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition and was a national finalist in 2021. During coronavirus quarantine months, with the troupe Where the Good Songs Go, Lauren virtually made the first recordings of four forgotten early musicals. She has a strong love for Polish art song, having done her Master's degree thesis on interpretation of Stanisław Moniuszko's works. She has been the Soprano Soloist with orchestra for Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Martines’ Dixit Dominus, Mozart’s Missa Brevis, numerous Bach cantatas, and both Fauré and Rutter Requiems. She currently resides in upstate New York.
Lauren is looking forward to portraying Margot Bonvalet in The Desert Song with Winter Opera St. Louis.
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Dayton Opera 2022
Chan Parker in “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird”
Photo by Scott J. Kimmins
“FLASHED CONSIDERABLE COLORATURA SKILL”
CLEVELAND CLASSICAL, 2022
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