Lynette Pfund recently joined the University of Florida School of Music’s Opera Workshop program. Pfund previously taught voice and Opera Workshop at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. She holds both Master of Music and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from Loyola University in New Orleans.
Pfund was praised by the New York Times for her "easy stage manner" and "fluid vocal technique." She has performed roles with regional opera companies throughout the United States including the Chautauqua, Omaha, and Sarasota operas, as well as solo concert appearances at both Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Her wide-ranging opera repertoire includes Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Drusilla in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen, Rosalinda in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Constance in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer, as well as the title role in Verdi's Luisa Miller. Pfund can also be heard singing the role of Miss Wordsworth in Britten's Albert Herring on Vox Records.
Pfund has appeared as a soprano soloist with orchestras and chamber groups in the United States, performing works by such composers as Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Handel, Haydn, Honegger, Mozart, Orff, Poulenc, Rossini, Rutter, and others.
Pfund is an active recitalist and adjudicator. Because of her great passion for literature, art, and music, combined with a desire to share her love of classical music with children, Pfund earned a Music Education Certification degree from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She taught elementary music for five years and continues to create and present dynamic opera outreach programs for schools and after school programs.