Soprano Flora Hawk has been hailed as “vocal standout” by Opera News and lauded for her “richly balanced” voice by Opera Wire. Engagements for last season included Musetta in La bohème with Nashville Opera and Pensacola Opera, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Knoxville Opera, Dayo in Cook Shack with Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and a company début as Ninette in The Love for Three Oranges with Des Moines Metro Opera. She kicks off a busy current season as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Rapides Symphony, then makes her role and company début as Johanna in Sweeney Todd with Dayton Opera, makes her Portland Opera début as Peter in Snowy Day, and returns to Knoxville Opera in the title role of Viardot’s Cendrillon. [read more...]
"... charismatic confidence…” – Music City Review
La bohème – ". . . the fetching opportunist Musetta (Flora Hawk, Soprano). Hawk’s second act waltz, “Quando me’n vo’” bristled with more than enough charismatic confidence and passion of youth to win Marcello’s heart…again and make her stand out from a huge stage chock full of people."
"... a bright soprano sound…” – South Florida Classical Review
Agrippina – “Feigning grief and friendship, Lyons effectively played off the Poppea of Flora Hawk. A charming soubrette, Hawk possesses a bright soprano sound. . . She deftly traced Poppea’s vengeance aria when she thinks her beloved Ottone has been unfaithful and spun roulades with grace at their reconciliation. Hawk also evidenced fine comedic skills at Poppea’s mock flirtatious dalliances with three would-be suitors.”
"... delightful..." – Opera News
Quamino’s Map – “Flora Hawk brought a brightly textured, pealing soprano to Amelia, and proved herself a delightful actress."
"... Hawk’s Euridice was sumptuous and buttery..." – Arts-Louisville.com
Orfeo ed Euridice – “Flora Hawk’s Euridice was sumptuous and buttery. . . her interactions with Catherine Martin’s Orfeo were of storybook quality.”