About the artist:
Recognized for her unique artistic curiosity in world-class performances spanning the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Adolph Hasse through to Missy Mazzoli and George Benjamin, Lauren Snouffer is celebrated as one of the most versatile and respected sopranos on the international stage.
This season Lauren Snouffer makes her debut at the Opernhaus Zürich in the world premiere of Stefan Wirth’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, in the lead role of Griet, conducted by Peter Rundel and directed by Ted Huffman. Handel is the locus of the soprano’s operatic diary for the 2019-20 with performances as Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Moscow, Romilda in Serse in Karlsruhe, and the title role of Aci, Galatea e Polifemo in San Francisco.
Highlights of her rich association with Houston Grand Opera include performances of Le nozze di Figaro, Carousel, Show Boat, The Rape of Lucretia, and the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s The House Without A Christmas Tree. She is a proud alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
Her concert schedule has yielded collaborations with many of the world’s most distinguished conductors and orchestras including numerous performances with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony, Krzysztof Urbański and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Labadie and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Patrick Dupré Quigley and the San Francisco Symphony, and with Marin Alsop and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo.