A native of Jefferson, TX, Synthia Pullum is pleased to join Castles of Skins for their presentation of “Ain’t I A Woman". With the Loyola New Orleans Opera Theatre, she sung the title role of Susannah by Carlisle Floyd and received numerous awards from competitions, such as the 2011 Classical Singer Competition where she was a district finalist and the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Gulf Coast District where she received the Encouragement Award. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she traveled to Kiefersfelden, Germany and sung the role of Donna Elvira in W.A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Internationale Theater und Opern Company in Summer 2012. She sung the role of Miss Jessel in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of The Screw and the title role in Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the New England Conservatory Opera Theatre, and she made her professional debut with WomenArts in the east coast premiere of Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story as Lou Ella Townsend and Victoria Gray. Afterwards, she sung the role of Fiordiligi in Mozarts’s Cosi fan tutte with the Deleware Valley Opera Company in their 2016 Summer Festival. Synthia will also join the Maryland Lyric Opera Young Artist Institute for the June 2018 session. She holds a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music from Loyola University New Orleans.