Lori Ann Fuller made her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Rose Maurrant in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene in 2001, alongside Catherine Malfitano, Dean Peterson, Gregory Turay, and Timothy Nolan, with David Pountney directing and Richard Buckley conducting. She made her BBC Proms debut in 2000, also as Rose Maurrant, in a concert sequence of Street Scene, arranged by Symonette and Kowalke, with Barry Wordsworth conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra. Ms. Fuller’s London debut came in 2000 as Angela in Weill’s Firebrand of Florence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, and released on CD in 2003 by Capriccio Records. Since her prestigious debuts in London and Chicago, Ms. Fuller has performed with opera companies around the United States, including Violetta in La traviata with Pacific Repertory Opera (CA), Madame Goldentrill and Mrs. Gobineau in a double bill of Mozart’s Impresario and Menotti’s The Medium with Portland Opera Repertory Theater (ME), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi with Pine Mountain Music Festival (MI), Zorika in Lehar’s Gypsy Love with Light Opera Works (IL), Gilda in Rigoletto with L’Opera Piccola (IL), and the leading roles in Menotti’s The Telephone and Hugo Weisgall’s The Stronger with Alternative Opera Theater (CA). Other career highlights include Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore performed in Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy, and Marian Paroo in Willson’s The Music Man in Glendale, CA.
In the 2005-2006 season, Ms. Fuller began her relationship with Los Angeles Opera, performing in concerts for Hispanics for LA Opera and recitals for numerous Educational Outreach Programs. She sang the role of Violetta in a concert version of La traviata for LA Opera’s Opera for Educators. In the 2006-2007 season, Ms. Fuller covered the roles of the Maidens in the LA Opera production of Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, starring Patti LuPone, Audra MacDonald and Anthony Dean Griffey. In the 2007-2008 season, Ms. Fuller returned to Los Angeles Opera to perform the role of Jano in Janacek’s Jenufa, starring Karita Mattila in the title role. In the 2008-2009 season in Puccini’s Il trittico at LA Opera, conducted by James Conlon and directed by film director William Friedkin, Ms. Fuller performed the roles of Lover in Il tabarro and the First Cercatrice in Suor Angelica.
On the concert stage in the 2007-2008 season, Ms. Fuller made her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing the Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 by Villa-Lobos, under the direction of Joana Carneiro. Also in 2008, she was soprano soloist with the Hollywood Master Chorale in their concert “Opera Schmopera”, performing scenes and arias from Les contes d’Hoffmann, West Side Story and Candide. Additional concert repertoire includes performances of Messiah, Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Fauré’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Bach’s Cantatas Nos. 6 and 51. She began the 2002-2003 season with a debut at Longview Opera (TX) as the soprano soloist in an opera gala concert. Concerts and recitals in Illinois included Mozart Concert Arias with the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Glen Ellyn, cabaret recitals in Wilmette and Elmhurst, and appearances with the Irving Park Fine Arts Series and Chicago Columbia Club. In 2006, she performed in the “Bach’s Lunch” recital series in Manhattan Beach. In July 2007, Ms. Fuller performed three concerts with the Mozart Festival in San Luis Obispo; a concert of Mozart scenes and arias; both soprano roles, Gabriel and Eve, in Haydn’s The Creation; and the role of Pales in Bach’s “Hunt” Cantata.
Ms. Fuller has been recognized by numerous vocal competitions including the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Palm Beach Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Mobile Opera, and Shreveport Opera. She won awards in the Bel Canto Competition in Chicago and was the recipient of the 2000 Lynne Harvey Award through the Chicago Musicians Club for Women. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University and a Master of Music degree from DePaul University.