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Hailed by the New York Times for her “beautiful tone and a graceful sense of phrasing,” dramatic soprano Lori Guilbeau has sung on some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. Among her numerous awards and accolades are the Grand Prize of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the George London/ Leonie Rysanek Award from the George London Foundation, and first prize in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition. Lori is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Learn about Lori at LoriGuilbeau.com
Lori teaching a Master class at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts.
Lori Guilbeau and Cooper Nolan have been performing and teaching professionally for over 10 years. They teach students just beginning their musical journey, all the way to professionals making major debuts all over the world.
Both Lori and Cooper have Masters in Vocal Performance degrees from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Lori received her Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from MSM, while Cooper earned his Bachelors in Music Education at the University of Florida.
They currently teach students from Columbia, Tel Aviv, New York, Germany, and many other places around the world. Most recently they helped students excel at Summer Opera Tel Aviv.
Tenor Cooper Nolan, praised for his “bright, shining, tenor” (Musical America) and his “powerhouse voice” (Opera News), is increasingly making a name for himself as an important interpreter of some of opera's most demanding tenor roles.
Cooper made his Carnegie Hall debut in Elgar’s The Kingdom with the American Symphony Orchestra, He has sung at major opera houses such as Frankfurt Oper and Santa Fe Opera. In his recent Pique Dame at Theatre Aachen. BRF Nachrichten said "The singing was on a very remarkable level on the premiere evening. The tenor Cooper Nolan masters the demanding role of Hermann vocally with flying colors."
Learn about Cooper at CooperNolan.com
Lori and Cooper both sang the Beethoven 9 Symphony together at the Philips Center.
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