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 completed her studies at the Royal College of Music, London in 2016 following her graduation from Yale University. This season, she sings Nanetta (Falstaff) for the Festival de Musique de Royaumont, Norina (Don Pasquale) for the Rye Arts Festival and the Cockpit Theater, London, Despina (Così fan tutte) for London’s Euphonia and recitals in Oxford, London, Paris and Los Angeles. Lauren made her debut at the Palais de Beaux Arts in Brussels (Jephtha) and has since sung at the Opéra Royal de Versailles (Don Giovanni) and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Dido and Aeneas). She made her recital debut at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room. Lauren’s concert work includes Messiaen and Prokofiev at the invitation of Roger Vignoles and recitals in Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Florence, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London’s National Gallery. Her recent roles include Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) for Norwegian National Opera’s Stage 2, Queen of Sheba (Solomon) for the Llantilio Crosseny Festival Wales, and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel) and Rosmene (Imeneo) in scenes at the Royal College of Music. Lauren was a member of the young artist programs of the Aldeburgh Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Fondation Royaumont and Paris-based ensemble Opéra Fuoco. Raised in Pasadena, California, Lauren lives in Paris and is a citizen of both Italy and the United States.

Schedule

Norina, Don Pasquale
The Cockpit Theater, London
22, 23 February 2017

Gala honoring Plàcido Domingo
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
24 March 2017

Recital, pianist Richard Fu
Holywell Music Room, Oxford University
7 May 2017

Nannetta, Falstaff
Fondation Royaumont
11-24 July 2017

Cesti Competition
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik
22-27 August 2017

2017/2018 projects will be announced soon…
Stay tuned!

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