Soprano Erin Sura has recently been seen performing the role of Dido in both the Southeast WI Performing Arts program (SEWPA) and the Elgin Opera productions of Dido and Aeneas; Gianetta in Gondoliers and Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel both with SEWPA, Antonia in concerts previewing Don Davis’s world premiere opera Rio de Sangre with the Florentine Opera; Nedda in I Pagliacci with the Italian Community Center’s Summer Opera Series; Mother Marie in Dialogues in the Carmelites with RESONANZ; and Liu in the Fresco Opera Theatre production Ding Dong the Diva’s Dead.
Additional roles include Mozart’s Fiordiligi, Countess and First Lady, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss, Mrs. Hayes (and Susannah cover) in Floyd’s Susannah, in addition to originating the title role in Paula Kimper’s concert version of The Captivation of Eunice Williams.
Ms. Sura was a finalist in the Fresco Opera Theatre’s Dueling Divas Competition in 2010 and 2011 and was awarded 2nd place in the Connecticut Opera Theatre’s Amici Vocal Competition in 2009. Additional awards include the Civic Music Associations Recital and Coaching honor, awarded at the 2008 Midwest MET Competition. Upcoming projects include performances with Concord Chamber Orchestra in September of this year, Big Top Opera with Fresco Opera Theatre this September and October in addition to singing a Handmaiden in Turandot and the role of Mrs. Hayes in Floyd’s Susannah, with the Florentine Opera in their 2011-2012 season.http://www.overturecenter.com/production/big-top-opera