Equally passionate about reviving forgotten works and bringing new music to audiences, soprano Laura Soto-Bayomi has been applauded by OperaWire for her thrilling performance, and by the Barre Montpelier Times Argus for her lovely warm soprano voice and heart-wrenching lyricism. She premiered the role of Luisa in the newly-commissioned, Zorro, by Hector Armienta (Opera Southwest.) Laura lended her voice to the workshop of The Pigeon Keeper by David Hanlon with Santa Fe Opera this past September. Since the pandemic, Laura has performed three roles in two of Rossini’s one-act operas, first as the shipwrecked and incognito, Isabella, in L’inganno felice (Opera Southwest), then Lucilla in La scala di seta (Opera Southwest) and covered the lead, Giulia, in La scala di seta (Sarasota Opera). Laura was a 2019-20 Artist in Residence with Opera Colorado and performed Berta in the mainstage Il Barbiere di Siviglia as well as Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Micaela (Carmen) in touring productions across the state. Previous roles include Norina in Don Pasquale (Chautauqua Opera Company), Magda in La rondine (Oberlin in Italy), Peep-bo in The Mikado (Chautauqua Opera Company), Grisostomo in Don Quichotte at Comacho’s Wedding (Opera Saratoga), Soprano 1 in Song from the Uproar (Chautauqua Opera Company), and Governess in Turn of the Screw (Bard College Conservatory).