“Her power and presence on stage was something the audience quickly noted. Here is an extraordinary talent, with a powerful stage presence, and in subtle ways, displaying a sense of poetry and sensuality even in scenes in which she was alone on stage.”
- New Haven Independent
Scottish soprano Lauren McQuistin recently performed as a Studio Artist with Central City Opera, covering First Lady in The Magic Flute and winning the Henwood Memorial Prize. A 2019 graduate of the Yale School of Music, she was seen as Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and was the winner of the Phyllis Curtain Career Entry Prize.
"Lauren McQuistin [began] with an abridged rendition of the letter scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Plunging right into the drama, McQuistin quickly generated an authentic, burning passion. Her second number, “In Quelle Trine Morbide” from Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, made for a more measured look into her lovely, classical soprano."