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Kayla Nanto is a dynamic mezzo-soprano with a lush and versatile sound, based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  This season, Kayla joined Pensacola Opera as a Jan Miller Studio Artist, where she appeared as Nettie Fowler in Carousel.  She is a recent winner of the Georgia District of The Metropolitan Opera's Laffont Competition.

During the 2021-2022 season, Kayla was a winner in the Colorado/Wyoming District of The Metropolitan Opera’s Laffont Competition.  This summer, she sang the title role in Carmen with Painted Sky Opera.  She was recently a Studio Artist with Fort Worth Opera, with whom she made her mainstage debut as “Flora” in La traviata. In addition, she returned as a Performing Artist with The Dallas Opera’s Education and Outreach program. 


"Mezzo-soprano Kayla Nanto was the solo stand-out for this reviewer. Her approach, which was rife with warmth and thoughtful pathos, evoked the mellowed sensibilities of the time while still engaging viewers from the floor to the upper levels."



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