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In Conversation with Lauren Flanigan
Lauren Flanigan, Marc A. Scorca
Making Connections

Soprano Lauren Flanigan has performed in more than 100 operas at major houses all over the world. She is a champion of works by living composers and a mentor to aspiring and emerging singers. Join us as this celebrated singing actress sits down with OPERA America President and CEO Marc A. Scorca for an evening of candid conversation.

About the Author: Lauren Flanigan, named by TIME magazine as "the thinking man's diva" and awarded by ACSAP and the Center for Contemporary Opera for her commitment to performing the works of living composers, has established herself as a unique musical presence in the world today. She has been featured on "Live from Lincoln Center" in performances of I Lombardi, The Richard Tucker Gala, Lizzie Borden and Central Park. Flanigan has performed at many of the world’s leading opera houses, including La Scala, Teatro San Carlo, Bayerische Staatsoper, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. Vocal recordings include the Symphony No. 6 Plutonian Ode, written for her by Philip Glass; and The Cabildo, Merrymount, Die Liebe der Danae, Sun Cantata and Frau Margot, written for her by Thomas Pasatieri. DVDs include Nabucco from Teatro San Carlo and the motion picture Death to Smoochy, in which she appears as the Ice Skating Opera Diva. Flanigan recently premiered the role of Myra in Séance on a Wet Afternoon, a role written for her by celebrated composer/lyricist Stephen Schwarz.


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