Enfin la beauté
November 10, 2019
5:00pm
Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut

The Elm City Consort presents a program of French courtly music from the 17th century.
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Reformation Concert

October 27, 2019
7:00pm
Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut
Ms. Lai appears as a guest soloist in Bethesda Lutheran Church's annual concert celebrating Reformation Sunday.
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Madama Butterfly
October 18, 20, 2019
Opera Connecticut, Hoffman Auditorium

Ms. Lai returns to Opera Connecticut as Suzuki in Puccini's tragic masterpiece.
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Vesperae solennes de confessore
May 12, 2019
4:00-5:30pm
Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai appears as alto soloist on Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore.
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St. Matthew Passion
April 14, 2019
3:00pm-6:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Ms. Lai sings with the Zenith Ensemble in collaboration with Musica Angelica and the Wiener Akademie.
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St. Matthew Passion
April 12, 2019
8:00pm-11:00pm
Mexico City, Mexico

Ms. Lai sings with the Zenith Ensemble in collaboration with Musica Angelica and the Wiener Akademie.
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Sanibel Music Festival

March 23, 2019
7:30pm-10:00pm
Sanibel Island, Florida
Ms. Lai performs arias and duets from French opera with the Opera Theater of Connecticut.
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Flow, My Tears
March 17, 2019
5:00-6:30pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut

Featuring excerpts from Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro. Ms. Lai performs with Schola Antiqua and the Elm City Consort in this musical feast from the Renaissance.
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Eugene Onegin
February 15-16 (8:00pm)
February 17 (2:00pm)
Shubert Theater, New Haven, Connecticut
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Sweeter Still
November 10, 2018
5:00pm
Sudler Recital Hall, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai presents 17th century Italian and English love songs with acclaimed soprano Sherezade Panthaki and members of the Elm City Consort. 
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Reformation Concert
October 28, 2018
4:00pm
Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai appears as a guest soloist on Bach's Cantata no. 79 in this concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven.
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Avaloch Farm Music Institute
July 23-28, 2018
Avaloch Farm, Boscawen, New Hampshire

Ms. Lai is in residency with the Gravitación Ensemble, preparing madrigals by Sigismondo d'India.

Festival Pontiac Enchanté

July 21, 2018
5:00pm
Venturing Hills Farm, Canada

Pianist Carson Becke and Ms. Lai present Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder at Festival Pontiac Enchant
é's summer gala.
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Sanctuary and Storm
April 7, 2018
7:30pm
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

Excerpts from Tawnie Olson's Sanctuary and Storm, with Ms. Lai in the role of Hildegard von Bingen
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Mozart's Requiem
April 6, 2018
8:00pm
Battell Chapel, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai is the alto-soloist in Mozart's Requiem, conducted by Sam Hollister.

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The Drowned Lovers
February 18, 2018
6:00pm
Marquand Chapel, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai is the mezzo-soloist in Judith Bingham's The Drowned Lovers in this water-themed recital led by Yale ISM choral conductor Simon Lee.

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For your judicious and pious consideration
February 11, 2018
4:00pm
Hamden Whitney Center, Hamden, Connecticut

A chamber recital featuring Romantic favourites and a thought-provoking new work by award-winning American composer Hilary Purrington.
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Requiem
February 3, 2018
10:30am
Battell Chapel, New Haven, Connecticut

Duruflé's Requiem will be performed by the Battell Chapel Choir with orchestra as part of Sunday worship. Ms. Lai is the mezzo-soprano soloist.

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La Lira Muta
November 10 (8:00pm)
November 11 (3:00pm, 8:00pm)
The Lighten Theater at Pauli Murray College, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai sings Calliope in this new pastiche opera based on Domenico Belli's Orfeo dolente and Stefano Landi's La morte d'Orfeo.

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Chuti Hui Jagah

October 19, 2017

7:30pm-9:00pm

Sprague Memorial Hall, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai is a guest performer on Indian-American composer Reena Esmail's doctoral recital.

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Midweek Concert
September 26, 2017
12:30pm-1:30pm

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut
All proceeds from this concert will go towards sponsoring the St. Thomas's Choir 2018 tour to Wells Cathedral (UK).

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Madama Butterfly
August 8, 10, 12, 13
7:30pm (August 13 at 6:30pm)
Andrews Memorial Theater, Clinton, Connecticut

Ms. Lai makes a role debut as Suzuki in Puccini's tragic masterpiece with Opera Theater of Connecticut.
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Der Einsame im Herbst

May 2, 2017
5:00pm-6:30pm
Marquand Chapel, New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai presents Mahler with chamber orchestra under conductor Hannah Carr in recital.
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Transfiguration (world première)
April 9, 2017
4:00pm-6:00pm
Woolsey Hall, New Haven, Connecticut

With the Yale Camerata, Ms. Lai is the mezzo soloist in this new work by American composer Robert Kyr.
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Sanibel Music Festival
March 25, 2017
8:00pm-10:00pm
Sanibel Island, Florida

Ms. Lai performs selections from French opera with the Opera Theater of Connecticut.
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George London Foundation Awards
February 17, 2017
Morgan Library & Museum, New York City, New York

Ms. Lai received the Nicoletta Valetti Award from the George London Foundation.

Nixon in China
February 11, 2017
1:00pm-4:30pm
Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Main Stage

Ms. Lai sings Nancy T'ang in a concert performance with the Dutch Youth Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Edusei.
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New Year's Eve Recital

December 30, 2016
7:00pm-9:00pm
Skanö
r Church, Sweden
Ms. Lai presents a program of songs and chamber works together with pianist and organist Robert Bennesh.
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Christmas Concert (collaboration with the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation)
December 17, 2016
7:30pm-10:00pm
Venturing Hills Farm

Festival Pontiac Enchanté is a classical chamber music concert series that has been running since 2009. Ms. Lai performs songs by Mahler and "The Confession Stone" by Canadian composer Robert Fleming.
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Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
December 3, 2016
New Haven, Connecticut
Ms. Lai received an Encouragement Award in the Connecticut district MONC auditions.


ICMA Nomination for Riders to the Sea
November 17, 2016

Ms. Lai sings the role of Nora in this recording of Vaughan Williams' Riders to the Sea, performed with the Warsaw Chamber Opera Sinfonietta and released under the DUX label.
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Hansel and Gretel
November 4, 6, 2016
Opera Connecticut, Hoffman Auditorium

Ms. Lai sings Hansel in this English production with members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Doris Lang-Kosloff.
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Sylva Gelber Music Foundation
May 30, 2016
Ms. Lai was the recipient of a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, given to talented young applicants based on their performance in a live audition before a jury of eminent musicians.
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Yale University School of Music
May 23, 2016

Ms. Lai was the recipient of the Yale School of Music's Dean's Prize, the School's highest excellence award, given to a member of the graduating class selected by the Dean and faculty.

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions
December 5, 2015
New Haven, Connecticut

Ms. Lai was a finalist in the Connecticut district MONC auditions, allowing her to compete in the New England regional auditions this season.

 

International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition
July 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ms. Lai was a semi-finalist in the Belvedere Singing Competition, the largest opera competition in Europe, with international applicants auditioning in 70 cities worldwide.