Cynthia Lawrence is acclaimed as one of America’s most exciting “singing actresses” and sings at the leading opera companies around the world; the Metropolitan Opera (Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac, Dolly in Sly, Tosca, Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus); The Washington National Opera (Elettra in Idomeneo); Portland Opera (Tosca); Lyric Opera of Chicago (Candace in A Wedding, Lavinia, Mourning Becomes Electra, Elettra in Idomeneo, Countess Olga in Fedora, The Italian Singer in Strauss’s Capriccio, Musetta in La Boheme, Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito, Micaela in Carmen, The First Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Rosalinda, Fiordiligi inCosi fan Tutte, and Lisa in Sonnambula); Opera Carolina (Tosca, Cio-Cio-San); Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, New Israeli Opera, Opera Pacific, and Opera Colorado (Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth); Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Die Frau in Schoenberg’s Von Heute auf Morgen); Lake George Opera Festival (Cio-Cio-San); Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (Musetta); Paris Opera, Prague’s National Theater (Vitellia in La Clemenza di Tito); Grand Theatre de Geneva, Opera Columbus, Vlaamse Opera, Dayton Opera (Rosalinda); Minnesota Opera (Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro); Opera Ontario (Cio-Cio-San); Athens Festival, Theater Megaron (Elettra); New York City Opera (Rosalinda, Cio-Cio-San, Musetta); Opera Omaha (Micaela, Liu); Central City Opera (Marguerite, Micaela, Mimi); Castleward Opera, Belfast, Ireland (Fiordiligi); and Colorado Opera Festival, Opera Memphis, Opera Enschede Holland, and Santander Festival (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni).
Most recently, she sang Lady Macbeth at the Metropolitan Opera under the baton of Mo. Levine. Last fall, she made a highly acclaimed debut as Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera with Minnesota Opera as well as a gala concert appearance as Maddelena with Ben Heppner as Andrea Chenier with Cultur Arte de Puerto Rico. During the spring she appeared again as Lady Macbeth with Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, and as Tosca at Vancouver Opera. At the Met, Cynthia recently performed the title role in Hollywood director Anthony Minghella’s (The Talented Mr. Ripley) much anticipated new production ofMadame Butterfly. She was also asked to ‘save the day” in two performances by jumping in for an ailing Musetta in La Boheme with three days notice. In the previous year she was directed by John DeLancey (movie and television) in an exciting production of Tosca with the Atlanta Opera. During the past several seasons, she has returned to the Metropolitan Opera to sing performances of Roxanne in Cyrano opposite Placido Domingo, Cio-Cio-San, Tosca, Dolly in Sly, and Rosalinda. She also sang Cio-Cio-San for Connecticut Opera and Tosca for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
She has appeared over 70 times in concert with Luciano Pavarotti; touring cities and countries such as Doha, Qatar; Italy; Chile; Venezuela, Argentina; Germany; Norway; Japan; China; Malaysia; England; Canada; South Africa and throughout the United States. She has also appeared with him in two televised broadcasts on PBS: “Live from Lincoln Center” concert “Pavarotti Plus!”, a live concert from Miami Beach, and on a PBS special “Pavarotti: My World.” She is also a member of the original “Three Sopranos”. Other concert appearances include Alban Berg’s rarely performed Der Wein with the Grand Theatre Geneve; a Solo Recital with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romand; Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder and a recital of Mozart concert arias for the Colorado Music Festival; a tour of Mozart Concert aria with Rudolf Buchbinder throughout Italy; performances of Verdi’s Requiem in Utah; the Mozart Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl with Ivan Fisher; performances with the Columbus Symphony in Rossini’s Stabat Mater; and Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder in Colorado. Her many awards include First Place in the Concorso Di Canto Di Mozart, Vienna, Venice, Paris, Rome; being a Metropolitan Opera National Winner, winning The Birgit Nilsson Prize, the Metropolitan Opera Rocky Mountain Region, the Denver Lyric Opera Guild, the Society of Arts and Letters, Allied Arts, the MacAllister Awards, the Stewart Awards and the Pavarotti International competitions.