From: Virginia Beach, Virginia. LA Opera: The Anonymous Lover (2020, debut).

Misty Ayres has been artistically designing and creating new worlds from a very early age. Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the daughter of a naval officer and the niece of a professional costume designer, Ms. Ayres has interwoven her early multicultural experiences into the fabric of her life. While still an undergraduate at University of Cameron, Ms. Ayres was uniquely selected to design the shows Private Eyes and Medea, prompting a lifelong passion of integrating her artistic skills and sharp business mind. Ms. Ayres carried her BA in Costume Design Education all the way to Los Angeles for the opportunity to showcase her gifts for global audiences: The World Goes 'Round for Chance Theater and Son of Semele for The Tower, to name a few. Ms. Ayres is most proud to have been able to call LA Opera "home" for the last 16 years. 

Through this symbiotic relationship, Ms. Ayres has been afforded to fully utilize her gifts and expression in numerous opportunities, such as, representing LA Opera's highly sought-after expertise abroad in distinguished theaters across Europe and Asia. Although Ms. Ayres is frequently hand selected by world-renowned costume designers for her ability to fabricate creative visions into stage life, she feels equally zealous in her development of LA Opera Educational Department's Opera Tales, Figaro’s American Adventure, Brundibar and The Prospector.  Ms. Ayres is so exciteto once again be part of the continuation of the untold story of the human heart in this profound and innovative production of Tannhauser.