Mezzo soprano Lauryn Kay recently completed her first 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. Miss Kay holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Florida as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Artist Certificate from Charleston Southern University. She has performed throughout the Southeast and abroad, in England, Spain, Hungary, and Vienna as a soloist and choral member. She has performed the alto solos for Handel’s Messiah, Durufle’s Requiem, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and John Rutter’s Everytime I Feel the Spirit. Being a versatile performer, her repertoire includes both operatic and musical theatre: Flora in La Traviata, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Veronique in Dr. Miracle, the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, the Witch in Into the Woods, and Anita in West Side Story. Miss Kay is thrilled to make another role debut this season with Gulf Coast Symphony as Berta in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the beautiful Barbara B. Mann performing arts hall.