Laura Krum

Guest Artist

Laura Krumm, alto
Praised for her “exceptionally beautiful mezzo,” Iowa native Laura Krumm is a recent graduate of the prestigious Adler Fellowship at the San Francisco Opera. In the 2017-2018 season, Laura returned to San Francisco Opera for several projects including Javotte in Vincent Boussard’s production of Manon and Siegrune in Francesca Zambello’s production of Die Walküre. The 2018-2019 season sees her as Lola in Cavalleria rusticana and the Kitchen Boy in Rusalka, both with San Francisco Opera.

In the 2016-2017 season, Laura made role and company debuts performing Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Nashville Opera, Mrs. Webb (Our Town) with Fresno Grand Opera, and Meg in Mark Adamo’s Little Women for Michigan Opera Theater for which her performance was lauded as "exquisitely sung" and a "highlight of the evening" (Encore Michigan).  On the concert stage, she sang the Soprano II solos in Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Luther College Symphony and joined American Lyric Theater in a recital of new opera at the Morgan Library.

In recent seasons Laura returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera to cover Angelina in La Cenerentola and made her role debut as Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking with Fresno Grand Opera. Additionally, she joined the roster of The Dallas Opera where she covered Jan Arnold in the world premiere of Joby Talbot's Everest. She made her Skagit Opera debut as Angelina (La Cenerentola) and sang Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia) with Opera Idaho. In concert, Laura joined the Alexander String Quartet for performances of Jake Heggie’s Camille Claudel: Into the Fire as part of the Chamber Music at Kohl Mansion Concert series. Ms. Krumm debuted with the internationally renowned Berkeley Symphony in a performance of Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Songs, and joined the UC Davis Symphony for performances of Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs. She also joined choreographer Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet in their Brazil tour of Constellation where she sang the works of Handel, Vivaldi, and Strauss in collaboration with a performance by the ballet corps.
During her time as a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Laura was heard in several roles on the company's mainstage including Rosina in the family performances of The Barber of Seville, Countess Ceprano and the Page in Verdi's Rigoletto, and a Maid in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne.  Ms. Krumm also added several roles to her repertoire while with the company including Roméo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Dorabella in Così fan tutte.  She created the role of Martha in the world premiere of Nolan Gassers’ The Secret Garden for the San Francisco Opera Center and she sang Laura in Jack Perla's Love/Hate at the ODC Theater.

Laura earned a Master of Music from the University of North Texas in 2011 and is a 2009 graduate of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

Laura Krumm