Cuban soprano Laura León made her Orchestra Miami debut this May 2018 with the role of Queen of the Night in the Opera The Magic Flute under the baton of Elaine Rinaldi. She also had her Florida Grand Opera debut at the Arsht Center in 2016-2017 season as Frasquita in Carmen and as Mother of a Peasant in Before Night Falls. In the same opera company, Ms. Leon covered the roles of Oscar in Un ballo in Maschera, Norina in Don Pasquale, and Yvette in The Passenger in the 2015-2016 season. She was last seen as Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera Louisiane and as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss with Opera Fusion. Her other operatic roles include Clara in Egmont by Beethoven with Palm Beach Symphony, La Princesse Laoula in Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’étoile, Marguerita Fiorentino in Weill’s Street Scene, Königin der Nacht in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, and Musetta in La Bohème. Laura’s musical theater credits include Maria in West Side Story, Lady Larken in Once Upon a Mattress, Woman 1 in I Love You, and Lulu in Cabaret.
Laura will debut with Opera Orlando in October 2018 as all the “female heroines”, Olympia, Giulietta, Antonia and Stella in The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach. Ms. Leon was a recent 1st place winner of the Metropolitan National Council Competition for the District of Florida 2018, she won 2nd place in the St. Petersburg Opera Competition 2018 and 1st place in the NSAL district competition 2018. She also won 1st place in the Zarzuela de las Americas Competition 2015, and 1st place Concerto Competition at Florida International University 2015. Laura has a MM in Voice Performance from Florida International University, a BA in Voice Performance from Nyack College, and an AA in Music Education from Miami Dade College.