Laura Warriner Bray, Mezzo Soprano
Laura Warriner Bray, mezzo soprano is the head of vocal studies at Collin College, where she is the founder and director of the Collin College Opera Theatre program. Mrs. Warriner Bray is an active performer of opera, early music, and oratorio. In the DFW metroplex, she is often heard as a soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Singers, Orchestra of New Spain, Vox Humana, the Dallas Bach Society, and New World Voices. Some of her operatic roles include the title role in Carmen, Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Dritte Dame/Dritte Knabe in Die Zauberflöte, Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas (covering Sorceress), Zerlina in Don Giovanni, The Governess in The Turn of the Screw, Die Hexe in Hansel und Gretel, Yum-Yum and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Sesto in Giulio Cesare (concert) and Dorabella and Despina in Cosi fan Tutte. Some of her solo orchestral and oratorio collaborations have included appearances with the Atlantic Classical Orchestra (Mahler 4), the Richardson Symphony (Mozart Requiem), South Dakota Chorale (Durufle Requiem and Messiah), Ars Lyrica of Houston (Monteverdi Vespers and Bach Magnificat,) The Chiquitanos Baroque Festival in Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Missa Zipoli et Missa Courcelle), The Cervantes Festival of Guanajuanto, Mexico, and the Thüringer Stadt Orchester in Rudodlstadt, Germany (Malika), the Dallas Chamber Orchestra (Mozart Vespres Solemnes), and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Bach Mass in B Minor). Laura can be heard on professional recordings with Orpheus Chamber Singers, South Dakota Chorale, New World Voices, Vogue Passé, the UNT a cappella choir, and the Dallas Bach Society. In her spare time, Ms. Bray is an active coach and collaborative pianist in the DFW area.