October 2016

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KWF E-News Special Report:
Lauren Michelle to Appear on FOX’s Empire​!

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Lauren Michelle, winner of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, is a featured performer on the 12 October episode of FOX Network’s runaway hit drama Empire.  She can be heard and briefly seen in the trailer for the episode. Tune in Wednesday night to see her complete performance!

Michelle’s performances as Irina in the Washington National Opera production of Lost in the Stars garnered rave reviews: Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun praised her “exquisite vocalism as Absalom's pregnant girlfriend Irina; her account of ‘Stay Well’ is a peak of lyricism in the production.” She will reprise the role with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra this January as part of LACO’s “Lift Every Voice Festival,” a three week celebration of the music of Kurt Weill and the life of civil rights activist Rabbi Joachim Prinz.

Currently, Michelle is performing the role of Jessica in Welsh National Opera’s production of André Tchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice. The production runs throughout October and November and can be seen in several cities throughout Great Britain. Later this season, she makes her Royal Opera House debut when the production arrives in London in July.