Lauren Snouffer

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 Sir George Benjamin, American Lauren Snouffer is celebrated as one of the most versatile and respected sopranos on the international stage.

Lauren Snouffer celebrates two high profile operatic debuts this season: with the Royal Swedish Opera she sings the lead role in the world premiere of Mikael Karlsson and Royce Vavrek’s Melancholia based upon the film by Lars von Trier, and she makes a Glyndebourne debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte.  A deeply admired guest of The Cleveland Orchestra, she returns to Severance Music Hall this season joining Daniel Harding for Mahler’s Fourth Symphony paired with Ces belles années, a new work by Besty Jolas, and other highlights include a concert performance of Written on Skin with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the San Francisco Symphony, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Houston Symphony, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Seattle Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Past symphonic collaborations include performances with James Conlon and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony, Rafaël Pichon and the Handel & Haydn Society, Maasaki Suzuki and the San Francisco Symphony, and with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra among many others.

She has given enormously successful operatic performances with Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opernhaus Zürich, Opera National du Rhin, Santa Fe Opera, and Seattle Opera among many others.

A Grammy Award-nominated artist, her impactful recording catalogue includes Hasse’s Siroe and Handel’s Ottone with George Petrou for Decca, Gottschalk’s Requiem for the Living with Vladimir Lande on Novona Records, Grantham’s La cancíon desesperada conducted by Craig Hella Johnson on Harmonia Mundi, and Feldman’s Rothko Chapel with Steven Schick for ECM.

An alumna of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, Lauren Snouffer was graduated from Rice University and The Juilliard School.