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Cynthia Lawrence

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Cynthia Lawrence

Cynthia Lawrence is a regular guest of leading opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera (Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Mourning Becomes Electra, Electra in Idomeneo, Countess Olga in Giordano's Fedora, The Italian Singer in Strauss's Capriccio, Musetta in La Boheme, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Micaela in Carmen, Rosalinda, and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte), Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, New Israeli Opera, Opera Pacific, and Opera Colorado (Lady Macbeth in Verdi's Macbeth), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Musetta), Paris Opera (Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito), Grand Theatre de Geneva (Rosalinda), Minnesota Opera (Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro), Opera Ontario and Lake George Opera (Cio-Cio-San), Opera Columbus (Rosalinda), Athens Festival (Electra), New York City Opera (Rosalinda, Cio-Cio-San, Musetta), Vlaamse Opera (Rosalinda), Opera Omaha (Micaela, Liu), Central City Opera (Marguerite, Micaela, Mimi), and Opera Memphis, Opera Enschede Holland, and Santander Festival (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni). During the past two seasons, she has returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing performances of Cio-Cio-San, Tosca, Dolly in Sly, and Rosalinda She also sang Elettra in Idomeneo at The Washington Opera, Cio-Cio-San at the Connecticut Opera, and Tosca for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis. This past season, she returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Cio-Cio-San, the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Candace in The Wedding, and Opera Carolina as Tosca. This season includes engagements at the Metropolitan Opera as Rosalinda and as Rosanna in Cyrano de Bergerac at the Metropolitan Opera, and appearances in Portland and Atlanta as Tosca. Next season, she will return to Opera Carolina as Cio-Cio-San, the Florentine Opera as Lady Macbeth and debut with the Vancouver Opera as Tosca. Ms. Lawrence first attracted international attention in 1990 as the winner of the International Mozart Vocal competition, exciting audiences at the Vienna Staatsoper, Paris and Rome with her performances of arias from from Cosi fan Tutte and La Clemenza di Tito. Notable concert appearances by Ms. Lawrence include a staged version of Alban Berg's beautiful and rarely performed Der Wein with the Grand Theatre Geneve, Strauss' Vier Letzte Lieder for the Colorado Music Festival, Rossini's Stabat Mater for the Columbus Symphony, Mozart concert arias with the Colorado Music Festival, gala New Year's Eve concert and performances of Verdi's Requiem in Utah, Mozart Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl, and a concert at the Ravinia Festival, performances with the Columbus Symphony in Rossini's Stabat Mater, the Colorado Music Festival with Strauss Four Last Songs. She appears frequently in concert with Luciano Pavarotti throughout the world, including cities such as Modena, Spoletto and Alba, Italy; Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Concepcion, South America; Birmingham, Leeds Castle and London, England; Edmonton, Hamilton and Montreal, Canada; and Las Vegas, St. Louis, Austin, Dallas, San Jose, Columbus, Portland, Atlantic City, Denver and New York City. She has also appeared with him in two televised broadcasts on PBS: "Live from Lincoln Center" concert "Pavarotti Plus!" in 1989, a live concert from Miami Beach in 1995, and on a 1995 PBS special "Pavarotti: My World."