Kayla Nanto is a dynamic and versatile mezzo-soprano based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This season, she will appear in a workshop of the new opera Zheng with Opera San José as the title role, as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel with Opera in the Heights, and as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus with Pensacola Opera.
Last season, Kayla joined Pensacola Opera as a Jan Miller Studio Artist where she appeared as Nettie Fowler in Carousel. During the summer, she joined Teatro Nuovo as a Resident Artist, where she covered the role of La comare in Crispino e la comare. Kayla is a two-time District Winner of The Metropolitan Opera's Laffont Competition.
"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."