TheAmerican soprano, Lauren Snouffer, was graduated from Rice University (2009) and The Juilliard School (2011). She is a recent graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. She was a winner of a 2013 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, a Richard F. Gold Career Grant bestowed by Houston Grand Opera, and a grand finalist in the 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Recognized for a unique artistic curiosity in world class performances spanning the music of Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Adolf Hasse through to György Ligeti and George Benjamin, Lauren Snouffer is celebrated as one of the most versatile and respected sopranos on the international stage.
Highlights of past seasons include Houston Grand Opera performances of W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro conducted by Harry Bicket in a production by Michael Grandage as well as presentations of Carousel, Show Boat, The Rape of Lucretia, and Líitaliana in Algeri, Lyric Opera of Chicago productions of Rusalka and W.A. Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, a Seattle Opera debut as La Comtesse Adèle in Rossiniís Le comte Ory, W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and Max Emanuel Cencicís new production of J.A. Hasseís Siroe at the Opéra Royal de Versailles, with further performances in Budapest and Vienna; the project also was recorded and released commercially by Decca Classics.
A dynamic concert schedule has included performances of the W.A. Mozart's Requiem with Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Johannes Brahmsí Ein deutsches Requiem and Straussí Daphne with Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra, L.v. Beethoven's Egmont with Markus Stenz and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernsteinís Candide with Marin Alsop and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Francis Poulencís Gloria with the Houston Ballet, and George Frideric Handel's Messiah with Mercury Baroque.
Highly sought-after for her consummate artistry in contemporary music, Lauren Snouffer has sung the role of Agnes in George Benjaminís Written on Skin under the composerís baton at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music and for the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, HK Gruberís Gloria Ė A Pig Tale conducted by Alan Gilbert and directed by Doug Fitch for the New York Philharmonic Biennale, Ligetiís Mysteries of the Macabre with the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, and she will add the title role of Alban Berg's Lulu in an upcoming season for the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile.
Opera performances of the current season include two re-engagements: Lauren Snouffer returns both to the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse to sing the role of Héro in Béatrice et Bénédict and to Seattle Opera where she presents her highly acclaimed portrayal of Pamina in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Lauren Snouffer makes her debut with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe in the role of Tusnelda in G.F. Handel's Arminio: she recently joined an all-star cast to record the role of Teofane in G.F. Handel's Ottone under the baton of George Petrou leading Il Pomo díOro and Decca Classics will release the production in an upcoming season. Concert appearances feature a return to the Cleveland Orchestra for J.S. Bach's Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) led by Franz Welser-Möst, Carmina Burana with Krzysztof Urbanski and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, a debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of W.A. Mozartís Requiem conducted by Cristian Macelaru, and G.F. Handel's Messiah with Patrick Dupre Quigley and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. She currently lives in Houston, Texas. She is engaged to the baritone Mark Diamond.