Lauren Snouffer


The American soprano is celebrated as one of the most versatile young artists on the international stage, recognized for an artistic curiosity spanning a wide variety of music from Monteverdi and Hasse to Ligeti and Benjamin. Her recent engagements include performances at Houston Grand Opera (Cherubino/The Marriage of Figaro, Carrie Pipperidge/Carousel), Seattle Opera (La Comtesse Adèle/Le comte Ory, Pamina/The Magic Flute), Toulouse’s Théâtre du Capitole (Héro/Béatrice et Bénédict), and Karlsruhe’s Badisches Staatstheater (Tusnelda/ Arminio). Concert appearances include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra for Bach’s Johannes-Passion led by Franz WelserMöst, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Krzysztof Urbanski and the Indianapolis Symphony, a debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in performances of Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Cristian Macelaru, and Handel’s Messiah with Patrick Dupré Quigley and the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus. Highly sought-after for her consummate artistry in contemporary music, Snouffer has sung the role of Agnes/George Benjamin’s Written on Skin under the composer’s baton (Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse), HK Gruber’s Gloria – A Pig Tale (New York Philharmonic Biennale), and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre (Aspen Contemporary Ensemble).

Previously at Lyric: Amour/ Orphée et Eurydice (2017|18); First Wood Nymph/Rusalka (2013/14).

Last updated: September 23, 2017
Photo: Claire McAdams