Raised in Annandale Virginia, soprano Lani Stait now calls Chicago her home. As a young artist with Chicago Opera Theater Lani was recently featured in the roles of Anna Gomez The Consul, Isolt The Love Potion, and appeared in Il Pigmalione & Rita, Fairy Queen, and The Perfect American. Also in Chicago she has performed the roles of Donna Anna Don Giovanni with Petite Opera, and the title role in Suor Angelica with Opera West.
Lani recently had the immense honor of singing for Ruth Bader Ginsburg as part of her lecture tour at the Auditorium Theater. Recent awards include the Musicians Club of Women Ginger Meyer Scholarship in Voice, finalist in the American Prize, the Sinfonietta Bel Canto Emerging Artist 1st place award, and the 1st place in the highest division of the NATS competition.
Lani is an alumna of Roosevelt University Professional Diploma in Opera studies, University of Michigan Master of Music, and University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Music.
Chicago Opera Theater The Consul by Menotti. November 2017. Rich Hein Photography
Chicago Opera Theater The Love Potion by Frank Martin. October 2016. Liz Lauren Photography
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