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A recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and winner of a 2013 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and a Richard F. Gold Career Grant bestowed by Houston Grand Opera, American soprano Lauren Snouffer has bowed at Houston Grand Opera as Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, Ellie in Show Boat in a new production by Francesca Zambello under the baton of Music Director Patrick Summers, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia conducted by Rory Macdonald and directed by Arin Arbus, Thibault in a new production of Don Carlos directed by John Caird and conducted by Patrick Summers, and as Rosina in student performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia. The 2014-15 season celebrates Ms. Snouffer’s debut with Parnassus Arts Productions as Arasse in Max Emanuel Cencic’s new production of Hasse’s Siroe at the Opéra Royal de Versailles; the project also is recorded for a future commercial disc release on the Decca label.  She also makes her debut with the Atlanta Opera as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.  On the concert stage, Ms. Snouffer debuts with the Portland Baroque Orchestra in Händel

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A recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and winner of a 2013 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation and a Richard F. Gold Career Grant bestowed by Houston Grand Opera, American soprano Lauren Snouffer has bowed at Houston Grand Opera as Elvira in L’italiana in Algeri, Ellie in Show Boat in a new production by Francesca Zambello under the baton of Music Director Patrick Summers, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia conducted by Rory Macdonald and directed by Arin Arbus, Thibault in a new production of Don Carlos directed by John Caird and conducted by Patrick Summers, and as Rosina in student performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia.

The 2014-15 season celebrates Ms. Snouffer’s debut with Parnassus Arts Productions as Arasse in Max Emanuel Cencic’s new production of Hasse’s Siroe at the Opéra Royal de Versailles; the project also is recorded for a future commercial disc release on the Decca label.  She also makes her debut with the Atlanta Opera as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro.  On the concert stage, Ms. Snouffer debuts with the Portland Baroque Orchestra in Händel’s Messiah conducted by John Butt, and joins Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and Lincoln Center for concert performances of Strauss’ Daphne.  Other appearances of the season include the Fauré Requiem with the Florida Orchestra as well as a performance as guest soloist for their New Year’s concert, “From Vienna to New York.” She ends her season returning to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Cunegonde in a semi-staged version of Bernstein’s Candide conducted by Music Director Marin Alsop.

During the 2013-14 season, the soprano sang Pamina in The Magic Flute for a company debut at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City conducted by Gary Wedow, and joined the roster of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in productions of Rusalka and La clemenza di Tito.  Ms. Snouffer made her New York Philharmonic debut in HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Doug Fitch, joined Matthias Pintscher for Bach’s Johannes-Passion with the International Beethoven Project in Chicago, sang Poulenc’s Gloria with Bramwell Tovey and the San Antonio Symphony, Bernstein’s Candide and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Marin Alsop and the Sao Paulo Symphony, and Händel’s Messiah with Nicholas McGegan and the Houston Symphony.  She appeared with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble for Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre, and rang in the New Year with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a Viennese program.

The artist has collaborated with Houston’s Mercury Baroque, Juilliard415, and with the AXIOM Ensemble.  She was a grand finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is a graduate of Rice University and the Juilliard School.

 

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