Laura Corina Sanders, soprano

San Francisco native Laura Corina Sanders is a rising young soprano currently residing in Washington, D.C. Laura is a first prize winner of the 2018 Lotte Lenya Competition, and an encouragement award winner in the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. 

She received both her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Katherine Ciesinski. While at Eastman, Laura was featured in major roles in several Eastman Opera Theatre productions, including Lucette in Cendrillon, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, and the title role in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. She was the first prize winner of the 2017 Friends of Eastman Opera competition, and the winner of the 2017 Voice Concerto competition, culminating in a rare performance of Hector Berlioz’ cantata Herminie, H. 29 with the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra.

Laura was a 2018 Studio Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where she performed the title role in Listen, Wilhelmina!, covered the role of Ilia  in Idomeneo,and was one of four soloists in The Art of Pleasurea recital arranged, directed, and played by Steven Blier. In 2019 she was a featured artist at the Clasclas festival in Vilagarcia, Spain, where she collaborated with Guy Braunstein and performed with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia. 

Other roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus with Oswego Opera, and First Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Berlin Opera Academy.