Ms. Straus, is a soprano and actress residing in Washington D.C. and a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University Music. Ms. Straus has participated in masterclasses with artists such as Arianna Zukerman, Ann Baltz and Jennifer Casey Cabot. She has performed a variety of roles including: Jou-Jou (Merry Widow), Papagena (Die Zauberflote) and Gianetta (The Gondoliers). As a featured soloist she has performed as the soprano soloist for works like Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate. She is excited to make her DMV stage debut as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Shakespeare Opera Theatre!