Mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook, an alumna of the Merola Opera Program and former Adler Fellow, has appeared with San Francisco Opera in more than forty roles. Company credits include Mother Goose (The Rake’s Progress), Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Berta (The Barber of Seville), Flora (La Traviata), Lapák the Dog and Woodpecker (The Cunning Little Vixen), Emilia (Otello), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Mrs. Sedley (Peter Grimes), and La Frugola, Sister Monitor, and La Ciesca (Il Trittico); she also originated the roles of Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking and Arlene Kamen and Wang Tai-Tai in The Bonesetter’s Daughter. Cook has sung with the Metropolitan Opera in Faust and Kát’a Kabanová; at Lyric Opera of Chicago in Peter Grimes, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia; with Houston Grand Opera as Marthe and Tisbe (La Cenerentola); and she has appeared at Los Angeles Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, and Portland Opera. A former Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions winner, Cook is a member of the voice faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is chair of the voice department. Other career highlights include Ježibaba (Rusalka) for her debut with Opera Colorado and a return to Houston Grand Opera.