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"A joy to listen to"

- Indie Opera


Mezzo-soprano Lauren Cook continues to garner acclaim for her "commanding" stage presence and her "full bodied" and "nuanced voice."

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"when she is onstage, you know it."

"Cook is the kind of actress who, when she is on stage, you know it.

All eyes are on her, and she achieves this not with tricks, flips, mugging or winks but with a presence that quietly states “I am here and you are going to watch me”.

It was a commanding performance vocally and she showed that maturity and command of character that is sure to please audiences well into this century."

-National Opera Association


About Lauren

In 2023, dynamic mezzo-soprano Lauren Cook returned to Arizona Opera to perform Sister Berthe in Francesca Zambello’s The Sound of Music as well as Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte. Following, Cook made her company and role debuts performing Ava in Rocking Horse Winner with Opera Maine. She then made her Academy of Music debut stepping in as Ancella in Simon Boccanegra with Opera Philadelphia. While there, she also covered the roles of Nurse/Matron in the World Premiere of Rene Orth’s 10 Days in a Madhouse. Following, Cook returned to Virginia Opera for her role debut of Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Cook closed out 2023 with a concert at the University of Pennsylvania.


Other notable stage credits include Komponist (Ariadne auf Naxos), Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Mélisande (Impressions de Pelléas), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Hannah After (As One), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Scalia-Ginsburg), Blanche de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Wellgunde (Das Rheingold), Tisbe (La Cenerentola), and Antonia (Man of La Mancha).

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In the news.

“Mezzo-soprano Lauren Cook brought abundant personality, if not equal amplitude of vibrant tone.

Opera News


“Cook was very convincing as the bumbling, scared of his own shadow Cherubino."

Digital Beat Magazine


2023 / 24

Cook begins the season with her Opera Maine debut as Ava in Gareth Williams' 

Rocking Horse Winner. She then heads to Opera Philadelphia to cover the roles of Nurse/Matron in the World Premiere of Rene Orth’s 10 Days in a MadhouseFollowing, Cook is thrilled to return to Virginia Opera for her role debut of Rosina in Il barbiere di SivigliaShe continues her season with a return to Arizona Opera to debut Berta in Josh Borth's production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, as well as Stéphano in Patricia Racette’s Roméo et Juliette. Cook will then return to Philadelphia to perform as a soloist with the Philadelphia Ballet in their production of The Dream. Following, Cook will perform as a featured soloist in the Recital Series It's About Time with Salt Creek Song Festival.



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