REBECCA KRYNSKI COX
Hailed by The New York Times as a “vibrant soprano...with a secure, appealing sound and eye-opening volume,” Rebecca Krynski Cox returns to the Fest Ensemble at the Luzerner Theater for the 2018-2019 Season. Her roles there include Alice Ford in Falstaff, Gretchen in Schumann's Faust-Szenen, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, and Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte. In 2019, she will debut the role of Donna Anna in Benedikt von Peter's highly acclaimed production of Don Giovanni and she will rejoin the Fest Ensemble at the Luzerner Theater in 2020 for two notable role debuts.
At the Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Cox sang the role of Cynthia in the workshop of Muhly’s Two Boys, and she joined New York City Opera to cover Amaltea in Mosè in Egitto. She recently made her Kentucky Opera debut as Violetta in La traviata and her El Paso Opera debut as Micaëla in Carmen. At the Santa Fe Opera, Ms. Cox covered the Countess in Strauss' Capriccio and Sara in the world premiere of Higdon’s Cold Mountain. As a Resident Artist at Minnesota Opera, she sang Louella Parsons in Argento’s The Dream of Valentino and covered the title role in Arabella. At Des Moines Metro Opera, Ms. Cox sang Micaëla (Brook/Bizet’s La tragédie de Carmen), Annina (La traviata), and the Fifth Maid (Elektra), as well as covered Violetta (La traviata), Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes), and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). At Seagle Music Colony, she sang Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.
At Manhattan School of Music — where she was the recipient of the Mae Zenke Orvis Scholarship in Opera Studies and the Shoshana Foundation’s 2012 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, Ms. Cox performed the title role of Thaïs, Rosina in The Ghosts of Versailles, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Salud in La vida breve (de Falla), and Alice Ford Falstaff. Awards include First Place in the Eisenberg-Fried Competition in 2013, the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation Inc. Award in the Liederkranz Competition in 2013, and a Career Bridges Grant in 2013. Ms. Cox was also a Southeastern Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2011 and 2015.
Ms. Cox graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Music from the University of South Carolina, where she sang leading roles in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Die Zauberflöte, Gianni Schicchi, Our Town, Acis and Galatea, and The Light in the Piazza, and was the soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Handel’s Solomon.