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 Gabrielle (La Vie Parisienne) for Fête de l’Opéra, Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) 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 lives in Paris.

Schedule

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

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

Gabrielle, La Vie Parisienne (Offenbach)
Fête de l’Opéra, London
5, 6 October 2019, 19h30

Surprise! : Recital with Daniel Schlosberg
Williamsburg Song, Brooklyn
16 October 2019, 19h30

Creation (Haydn)
Les Anges, Paris
9, 10 November 2019, 20h00

Hommage : Recital with Hélène Rusquet
Atelier de la Main d’Or, Paris
30 November 2019, 20h00

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

Messiah (Handel)
Église Saint Augustin, Paris
25 December 2019, 20h00

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