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). She sings internationally in recital, opera, and concert at venues including the Opéra Royal de Versailles, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Palais de Beaux Arts de Bruxelles, and Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room. A “masterful and affecting” recitalist (operawire.com), Lauren has been heard in song in Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Florence, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and San Francisco. She does not limit herself to any one style on the recital stage, often programming music from the Great American Songbook, contemporary Broadway, French chanson, and Yiddish theater traditions alongside classical repertoire. Recent and upcoming operatic performances include Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) and Violetta (La Traviata) in concert for the Théâtre Senghor, Esther (Esther) for Les Anges, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) for Opéra Atelier, Cendrillon (Cendrillon) for the Tel Aviv-Yafo Opera Festival, Nannetta (Falstaff) for the Fondation Royaumont, Norina (Don Pasquale) for the Rye Arts Festival, and Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for Norwegian Opera’s Stage 2. Raised in Pasadena, California, Lauren is a graduate of Yale University, where she won the concerto and recital competitions, three academic prizes and the Sudler Prize for the Arts. She is also an alumnus of the Royal College of Music, London, and was a member of the young artist programs of the Aldeburgh Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Fondation Royaumont. She 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

Joyeuses fêtes : Recital with Daniel Schlosberg
Atelier de la Main d’Or, Paris
8 December 2018

Folk to Follies : Recital with Hélène Rusquet
Musique au Logis, Nogent-sur-Marne
2 February 2019

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

An American Crossover : Musique de chambre
Les Nocturnes de l’Aude, Paris
19 February 2019

Autism & Sensory-Friendly Recital
Bayard Concerts, Paris
23 March 2019

Concert / Vernissage with Daniel Schlosberg & Yaya Chang
Fondation des États-Unis, Paris
28 March 2019

Adina, L’Elisir d’Amore [Act I] / Violetta, La Traviata [Act III]
Théâtre Senghor, Bruxelles
19 March 2019

Hommage à Joséphine Baker
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
27, 28 April 2019

Paris au Mois de Mai : Recital with Lucie Troger
Le Bateau Daphné, Paris
19 May 2019

SeeMusic : Recital with Peter Shannon
Keyboard Concepts, Los Angeles
9 June 2019

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