Department of Drama
Instructor, Musical Theater
Laura Enslin is an accomplished performer and music teacher from Syracuse. As a soprano, she is described as a “perfect vessel of beautiful singing” (The Buffalo News) and has been singled out for her “plush, velvety voice and unfailing sensitivity” (Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle). Recent engagements include the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, where “her dramatic renderings elicited bravos and cheers from the audience” (The Post-Standard); Syracuse Opera; Springfield Symphony; Lake Placid Sinfonietta; Onondaga Civic Symphony Orchestra; and Syracuse University Brass Ensemble. She also performs regularly with Treehouse Musicians, an experimental, mixed-genre chamber ensemble of which she is a founding member.
An active soloist, Enslin has presented chamber and orchestral music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Mahler, and Villa-Lobos, to name a few. Operatic and stage roles include Nedda (I Pagliacci), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Adel (Die Fledermaus), Atalanta (Serse), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor), Norina (Don Pasquale), Marie (La Fille du Régiment), Laurette (Doctor Miracle), Cecile (Iolanthe), Mrs. Hayes (Susannah), Dorine (Tartuffe), Molly Brant (Molly Brant), and Guinevere (Camelot). A champion of new music, Enslin has premiered numerous pieces for the Society of New Music and the Commission Project, as well as special music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Robert Ward.
Enslin has taught voice at Nazareth College and at the Eastman School of Music, where she earned a master’s degree in voice performance.