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, and Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room. A “masterful and affecting” recitalist (operawire.com), Lauren does not limit herself to any one style on the recital stage, often programming music from the Great American Songbook, Broadway, French chanson and Yiddish theater traditions alongside classical repertoire. Recent performances in opera and oratorio include Esther (Esther) for Les Anges, Queen of Sheba (Solomon) for the Crosseny Festival, Nannetta (Falstaff) for the Fondation Royaumont, Norina (Don Pasquale) for the Rye Arts Festival, Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for Norwegian Opera’s Stage 2, and Cendrillon (Cendrillon) for the Tel Aviv-Yafo Opera Festival. 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, Aspen Music Festival, and Fondation Royaumont.

Schedule

Automne : Recital with Hélène Rusquet
Église Américaine, Paris
15 September 2019, 17h00

Wish : Recital with Lucie Troger
Bayard Concerts, Paris
21 September 2019, 19h00

Americana : Recital with Hélène Rusquet
Musique au Logis, Paris
26 October 2019, 19h30

Esther, Esther
Les Anges, Paris
9, 10 November 2019, 20h00

Joyeuses fêtes ! : Recital with Hélène Rusquet
Église Américaine, Paris
20 December 2019, 20h00

– Stay tuned for 2021 dates as the world health situation evolves – 

“Live from Elm Court” with Daniel Schlosberg
Streaming on Youtube Live from 10/22/20

Joyeux anniv’ : Cabaret Songs with Nicky Purser
Fondation des États-Unis, Paris

Vivaldi/Handel in concert with Ian Tindale
Handel & Hendrix, London

Song Recital with Hélène Rusquet
Atelier de la Main d’Or, Paris

Chamber music with La Clique
Les Nocturnes de l’Aude, Paris

Mini-concerts for patients with Lucie Troger
Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris

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