Makayla McDonald

    Makayla Mcdonald (Ensemble soprano in La Cifra) is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, where she holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music in Voice Performance.  She studies voice with Jeffrey Brich.  During her time at UNI, she was an active participant in numerous UNI Opera productions.  MaKayla’s credits include the roles of Célie in Signor Deluso, Gretel in Hänsel and Gretel, and Secretary Three in A Game of Chance.  Her New York credits include the Mistress in Utopia Opera’s production of Sondheim’s Passion and Adah (cover) and Ensemble for Light Opera of New York’s Naughty Marietta.  MaKayla has a passion for new music and has premiered and studied various contemporary works.  This past fall, MaKayla workshopped and premiered ‘OVERGROWN’, a five movement work for soprano and chamber ensemble written by Indianapolis based composer Tori C. Ovel.