About

Italian-American soprano Lauren Libaw has been praised for her sparkling, “bright-toned” voice (New York Times) as well as her “warmth of tone and intensity of expression” (The New Yorker). Lauren made her debut at the Palais de Beaux Arts and has since sung at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Upcoming engagements include Esther (Esther) with Les Anges, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Opéra Atelier, baroque concerts at Handel House, London and Atelier von Nagel, Paris and recital debuts in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Recent engagements include Cendrillon (Cendrillon) for the Tel Aviv-Yafo Opera Festival, Nannetta (Falstaff) for the Fondation Royaumont, Norina (Don Pasquale) for the Rye Arts Festival, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for Norwegian National Opera’s Stage 2, Queen of Sheba (Solomon) for the Crosseny Festival, Messiah for the Paris Choral Society and song recitals in Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Florence, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Lauren is a graduate of Yale University, where she sang leading roles and won the concerto and recital competitions, three academic prizes and the Sudler Prize for the Arts. She received her Masters degree from the Royal College of Music, London, and was a member of the young artist programs of the Aldeburgh Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Fondation Royaumont and Opéra Fuoco. Lauren makes her home in Paris.

Schedule

Cendrillon, Cendrillon
Tel Aviv-Yafo Opera Festival
24, 26 July 2018

Gilda, Rigoletto (excerpt)
Tel Aviv-Yafo Opera Festival
28 July 2018

Cesti Competition
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik
20-25 August 2018

Crossing the Channel: Handel & Rameau
Handel House, London
16 October 2018

Fantaisie Baroque : Recital with Jory Vinikour
Atelier von Nagel, Paris
16 November 2018

Esther, Esther
Les Anges, Paris
20, 22, 23 November 2018

Recital
Atelier de la Main d’Or, Paris
8 December 2018

Susanna, Le Nozze di Figaro
Opéra Atelier, Paris
24, 26, 28 January 2019

Recital
Musique au Logis, Nogent-sur-Marne
2 February 2019

Recital
Les Nocturnes de l’Aude, Paris
19 February 2019

Recital
Bayard Concerts, Paris
23 March 2019

Recital
Fondation des États-Unis, Paris
28 March 2019

Recital
Mark Salon, Washington, D.C.
13 April 2019

Recital
Le Cercle France-Amériques, Paris
May 2019 (date t.b.c.)

Recordings

Press

Lauren Libaw [sang] the crucial role of Hypsipyle, rendering her final lament with warmth of tone and intensity of expression.

Alex Ross, The New Yorker

Libaw’s strong, clear soprano immediately commands a fierce presence.

The Yale Herald

…a masterful singer in her own right…one couldn’t help but be affected. Lauren sparkled.

LA Excites

…[Her] emotions transcend the limitations of the stage and spill over into the audience.

Yale Daily News

And the boy was played by a girl: Lauren Libaw, bright-toned, gave his offstage voice.

Anne Midgette, New York Times

…È stata il ‘vero numero’

Giornale di Brescia