Flora Wall

soprano

Flora Wall recently accepted three debuting contracts, one premiering the leading role in We Wear the Sea Like a Coat(Sara) with Opera Ithaca, leading role in Houston Grand Opera’s The Snowy Day (Peter) and premiering the leading role in a new opera pending announcement with Chicago Opera Theater. She recently completed a contracted as the resident soprano in Kentucky Opera's Barbara and Halsey Sandford Studio Artist Program for the 2020-2021 season where she would have performed roles in Puccini’s La bohème (Musetta), Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel (Sandman), and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice) originally, but due to Covid-19 she performed in multiple innovative productions with the company. As well as contracts with Pensacola Opera performing in their H.M.S Pinafore (Josephine), and premiering the leading role in Stone Soup (Sally) with Fort Worth Opera. Flora was also contracted to be a returning artist with Opera Saratoga for their 2020 summer program where she would have performed roles in Beecher and Moscovitch’s Sky on Swings (Winnie), and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), but do to Covid-19 these productions will be scheduled for a later date. In 2020 Flora was a District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition. During that time, she was performing as a returning artist contract with Shreveport Opera for their 2019-2020 season where she performed the lead soprano role in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), and Leigh's Man of La Mancha (Antonia). Prior to this, she enthusiastically accepting her first contract working with Shreveport Opera for their 2018-2019 season where she performed roles in Bernstein’s West Side Story (Maria) and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Kate Pinkerton). Also, during that time, she was invited to perform at the 2018 Fort Worth Opera Gala and accepted a contract with Opera Saratoga where she performed the role in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel (The Mother) in their 2019 season. Flora was a winner of the 2019 Mary Jacobs Smith Singer of the Year Competition. In 2018, she received her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Houston where she also performed roles in Ward’s The Crucible (Sarah Good), Cimarosa’s  Il Matrimonio Sigretto (Carolina), Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges (Princess Ninetta), and Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (Elvira), and premiered the leading role in Nelson’s The School for Scandal (Lady Teazle). She also performed the leading role in Donizetti’s Viva La Mama (Corilla) with Houston’s Lone Star Lyric Opera. She received her Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2015 and performed leading roles in Weill’s Street Scene (Rose) and in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta) as well as prepared roles and scenes from Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel (Gretel), Menotti’s The Medium (Monica), Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte (Fiordiligi), and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia). She was a finalist in the National Competition for Classical Singers in 2014 and won the 2013 Amore! Opera Lovers of East Texas Award for Outstanding Opera Performance.