Lauren McNeese

Lauren McNeese

(Tulsa, Oklahoma)

2017–18 Season: Wellgunde and Rossweisse in Der Ring des Nibelungen

Mezzo-soprano Lauren McNeese debuted at San Francisco Opera as Wellgunde in 2008’s Das Rheingold, which she has also performed at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Los Angeles Opera, and she returned to the role and performed as Rossweisse in Die Walküre for the 2011 Ring cycle. Recent engagements include her house debut with San Diego Opera in the title role of La Cenerentola, the Fox in The Cunning Little Vixen at Opera Santa Barbara, her return to Intermountain Opera Bozeman as Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and the title role of Holst’s Sāvitri and Hélène in Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée with Opera in Concert in Dallas. Other notable appearances include Angelina in La Cenerentola at Tulsa Opera, Laura in Iolanta at the Dallas Opera, and Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena at Minnesota Opera.