Soprano Courtney Taylor is a native of Santa Cruz, CA. Courtney performs regularly with LA Opera and the Los Angeles Master Chorale both as a preference/roster chorister and soloist. Ms. Taylor is thrilled to have begun working as an artist with LA Opera Connects in 2020. Courtney made her Kennedy Center Debut in November 2019 singing a new, one-act opera by Jenni Brandon, 3 Paderewskis. Ms. Taylor holds degrees from USC, Graduate Certificate in Vocal Performance 2014, a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Manhattan School of Music, NY and a Bachelor of Music from Chapman University. Some of Courtney’s professionally performed roles include Pat Nixon, Adams with LAMC, Pamina, Donna Anna, Suor Angelica, Adina, Violetta, Susannah, Musetta and Countess. Notable Oratorio performances include Handel's Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, Mozart's C Minor Mass (soprano I and II) and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. At the Aspen Opera Theater Center Courtney had the honor of singing the role of Marie alongside Deborah Voigt in Rufus Wainwright's opera Prima Donna. Ms. Taylor has won several prestigious vocal competitions and scholarships among them semi finalist for the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition in 2012 and 2014. Courtney has performed extensively internationally, singing the title role of Suor Angelica in Viterbo Italy with the Tuscia Music Festival ILAR as well as various concert work in Salzburg and Vienna Austria. Ms. Taylor is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has sung on many film and TV scores including Disney’s Mulan, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Alita Battle Angel, Transformers and Venom.