I’m a classically trained mezzo-soprano committed to creating authentic and meaningful art, interpreting new American operas, curating unique art song recitals, and collaborating creatively with artists across genres.
Noted for her “lovely tone and convincing dramatic arc” (The Capital Times), mezzo-soprano Anna Laurenzo has gained experience in a wide range of repertoire over her diverse career. In early 2022, Ms. Laurenzo performed the role of Mrs. Van Buren in Intimate Apparel with Lincoln Center Theater and joined The Metropolitan Opera roster to cover Pit Singer - Mezzo 1 and Mezzo 2 in Brett Dean’s Hamlet. In 2022-2023, she made her Asian debut with Musica Viva Limited as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, as well as her debuts with the Brooklyn Art Song Society in Erwin Schulhoff’s 3 Stimmungsbilder, Op. 12. and Carolina Philharmonic for A Night at the Opera. Ms. Laurenzo sings the 2nd Coryphee in Pizzetti’s Assassinio nello Cattedrale with Opera Festival of Chicago and in 2024, returns to the Brooklyn Art Song Society for a concert entitled Les Six.
A passionate interpreter of art song, Ms. Laurenzo joined the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago as their Vocal Chamber Music Fellow for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. Through this fellowship, Ms. Laurenzo developed a relationship with CAIC, performing several solo recitals and in the Fall Festival concerts with the organization. In 2022, she completed her time as a Fellow by performing a solo recital for the Spring Lieder Lounge with her longtime collaborator Shannon McGinnis.