Albuquerque native Cammy Cook has recently returned to New Mexico as a soprano in high demand. Last season Ms. Cook sang the role of Nedda as an Alumni Artist with UNM’s Opera Theatre in their production of Pagliacci. She is also a regular performer with Opera Southwest where she has sung the roles of Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Madeline/Isabelle in Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor, the Page in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and two original children’s operas. In April of 2012 Ms. Cook played the role of Marisol in the award winning world premier of Ethan Frederick Greene’s children’s opera, A Way Home, which is already scheduled for more performances in February of 2013. Equally at home as a concert performer, Ms. Cook was the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with the New Life Symphony Orchestra Southwest.
Ms. Cook holds a Master of Music in voice performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was awarded the prestigious Voice Teaching Assistantship for three years running. For the CU Opera, Ms. Cook played the role of Lady Billows in Britten’s Albert Herring, and she covered the role of Mimí in Puccini’s La Bohéme. She also sang the soprano solos with the CU Symphony and combined choruses for Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy. In 2005, she received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and was selected Outstanding Senior Music Student at the University of New Mexico. As a member of UNM’s Opera Theater she sang leading roles in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Donizetti’s Rita and Don Pasquale and von Flowtow’s Martha.
Upcoming engagements include an opera recital in Taos, NM, for the Opera Southwest Guild, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and Kate Pinkerton in Opera Southwest’s production of Madama Butterfly.
Ms. Cook studies with Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Margaret Lattimore, and Dr. Patti Peterson.