Lacy Sauter was seen last season as Bianca/A Singer in La Rondine. She returns to FGO this season to sing 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte and Flora in La Traviata in addition to covering the roles of Mimi, Musetta, Violetta, and Pamina. She spent the summer as an Apprentice Singer at The Santa Fe Opera. Ms. Sauter is a graduate of Arizona State University and pursued graduate studies at Indiana University. At IU, she sang the roles of Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette. As a Young Artist at the 2011 Glimmerglass Festival, she sang the role of Valentina Scarcella in Later the Same Evening and covered the roles of Frasquita in Carmen and the Young Woman in the world premiere of A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck. Ms. Sauter was an active performer with Arizona Opera, where she sang the role of the First Bridesmaid in Le nozze di Figaro and worked with the Opera Street Singers and Opera Dell’Arte outreach programs. She was a Festival Artist at Utah Festival Opera in 2009, where she covered the roles of Frasquita in Carmen and Peep-Bo in The Mikado. As a studio artist at Chautauqua Opera, in 2008 and 2010, she played the roles of the Baby Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen and the Second Graduate in Street Scene. Ms. Sauter was a winner of the Arizona and the Middle-East Tennessee Districts of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2008 and 2011. She was also nominated for a Sara Tucker Study Grant in 2011.