Mezzo soprano Lauryn Kay, who ‘models both power and emotion in her voice’ (Naples Daily News) completed her apprentice artist residency with Gulfshore Opera where she sang the role of Flora in La Traviata, Maffio Orsini in scenes from Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, and the notary in Don Pasquale. In March 2023, Miss Kay will join Hilton Head Choral Society for ‘A Mozart Celebration,’ sing the alto solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass and perform arias and ensembles from The Marriage of Figaro and Cosí fan tutte. In December 2019, Kay performed the role of the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Gulfshore Opera. Naples Daily News credits her performance; “[her voice is] complemented by a mom style so solid we are sure she is going to whup her kid if he doesn’t start listening to her warnings about bedtime.”
Her musical training has taken her throughout the Southeast and abroad, in England, Spain, Hungary, and Vienna as a soloist and resident chorister. As a ‘crossover’ artist, Kay has performed roles in Operetta, Operas, Broadway musicals and plays including Rosina and Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, Veronique in Dr. Miracle, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, the Witch in Into the Woods, and Anita in West Side Story. Kay has participated with Gulfshore Opera, Gulf Coast Symphony, Opera Fusion, UF Opera Theater, Ocala Symphony, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Arts and Artist Certificate from Charleston Southern University in Voice Performance.