Vocalist - Mezzo-Soprano
About

American mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook has excelled in a wide range of roles with leading companies throughout the United States. Opera Today wrote that “to say that Ms. Cook was a revelation is an understatement, since she stamped the part as her own, and experienced a triumph for her sensational performance.... Ms. Cook is possessed of a round mezzo tone of great beauty, admirable control and potent power in all ranges and at any volume."

Posted: Jul-24-2017
Latest News

Conductor Jose Maria Condemi and mezzo soprano Catherine Cook were both announced as part of the San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 season, which opens September 7th. 

Posted: Jan-19-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Mezzo soprano Catherine Cook is a formidable artist in every respect, and she vividly embodies Stein’s larger than life persona. It is especially impressive how she conveys Stein’s overpowering grandeur and arrogance in a way that also reveals the very real insecurity and fragility just beneath the surface. Hers is a gleaming voice with thrilling thrust, but she also manages the moments of gentler lyricism and grace with assurance and aplomb."

— Journal of Singing
Posted: Nov-1-2016
Latest Recording

Tom Cipullo’s contemporary opera After Life explores the role of art in a troubled world and poses weighty questions about the artist’s duty in confronting inhumanity. David Mason’s libretto imagines an encounter between the ghosts of Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein, who reveal both their brilliance and their human flaws. Lori Laitman’s song cycle In Sleep The World Is Yours sets three beautiful poems by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger, who was to perish in a Nazi labor camp in Ukraine at the age of 18.

 

Posted: Feb-5-2016