Laura BoorasLaura Booras is a native of Birmingham, Al, but now calls New Orleans home. Most recently she had the opportunity to sing the Missa Brevis by Zoltán Kodály in collaboration with the José Limón Dance Company’s 70th Anniversary. Her opera roles include Helga in Gisela in her Bathtub, Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge, Holly in Rapture, Customer in The Box Office, Mrs. Ott in Susannah, the soprano and mezzo-soprano in “What’s so grand about opera?”, Micaela in Carmen; Nuria in Ainadamar, and various roles in opera scenes. She has sung with 9th Ward Opera, The New Fangled Opera, Trinity Episcopal Church Artist Series, Sherrill Milnes’ VOICExperience, Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane, Touro Synagogue, New Orleans Opera Chorus, Alabama Operaworks, Opera Birmingham Chorus, LSU Opera, Loveland Opera Theatre, Harrower Opera, CentreStage Theatre, and Montevallo Mainstage. Some of her musical theatre roles include Mrs. Segstrom in A Little Night Music; Antonia in Man of La Mancha; Marion Paroo in Music Man; Rosie in Cabaret. She is a graduate of LSU with a M.M. in vocal performance and the University of Montevallo with a B.A. in Music and Art. She currently sings with the New Orleans Opera Chorus, is adjunct voice faculty at Tulane University and teaches piano lessons at Louise McGehee School. She currently studies voice with Patricia O’Neill.