Mezzo-soprano (United States)
HGO Appearances: Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro. Previously: Berta in The Barber of Seville (2011), Tisbe in La Cenerentola (2007), and Martha in Faust (2007).
About the Artist:
Catherine Cook has appeared at HGO as Berta in The Barber of Seville (2011), Tisbe in La Cenerentola (2007), and Martha in Faust (2007). This season, her engagements include Sweeney Todd and Berta in The Barber of Seville at San Francisco Opera, where she was an Adler Fellow and participated in the Merola Program, and Zosha in Jake Heggie’s Out of Darkness in a return engagement with Seattle’s Music of Remembrance. Recent performances include Mrs. McLean in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah and Marcellina, both with San Francisco Opera; Mrs. De Rocher in Dead Man Walking with Opera Parallèle; Gertrude Stein in the premiere of Tom Cipullo’s chamber opera After Life with Seattle’s Music of Remembrance; performances of the title role in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne with San Francisco Opera; Dame Quickly in Falstaff with Opera Santa Barbara; Carole and Natalia in Adam Gorb’s Anya 17 with Opera Parallèle; and a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Marthe in Faust. In concert she has been a soloist in Ravel’s Chansons madécasses and Jake Heggie’s The Deepest Desire for Noe Valley Chamber Music’s 20th season opening night. She heads the Department of Voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as the Frederica von Stade Distinguished Chair in Voice.