Cammy Cook brings a fervent realness to her work, which is quickly establishing her as a soprano in high demand. Cori Ellison, dramaturge at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, says, "Her beautiful and technically secure full lyric soprano, as well as her strong musicianship and winning stage presence, are immediately evident, and are accompanied by a sterling work ethic and remarkable collegiality and generosity of spirit. Cammy can shine in the spotlight but is also the ultimate team worker."
In 2012 Ms. Cook made her debut with the New Mexico Philharmonic as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah. Other appearances with have since included Beethoven's Mass in C and Zarzuelas, Rediscovered Romance.
Earlier this year, Ms. Cook placed 3rd in the Southwest Vocal Competition sponsored by the Phoenix Opera and the Mayo Clinic. The competition was open to young singers from Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada.
Performances with Opera Southwest include Nedda, in i Pagliacci, Celestial Voice, in Aida, Kate Pinkerton, in Madama Butterfly, Nella, in Gianni Schicchi, Madeline/Isabelle in Mollicone’s Face on the Barroom Floor, and The Page in Rigoletto. She also helped create and reprise the role of Marisol in the children's opera, A Way Home by Ethan Frederick Greene. In 2012 she sang the role of Nedda as an Alumni Artist with the University of New Mexico’s Opera Theatre in their production of I pagliacci.
Equally at home as a concert performer, Ms. Cook was the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass” with the New Life Symphony Orchestra Southwest. She has also worked with many chamber ensembles, including Polyphony Voices of New Mexico and Canticum Novum.
Cammy Cook holds a Master’s degree in voice performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she was awarded the prestigious Voice Teaching Assistantship three years running. For CU Opera, Ms. Cook played the role of Lady Billows in Britten’s Albert Herring and she covered the role of Mimí in Puccini’s La Bohème. She also sang the soprano solos with the CU Symphony and combined choruses in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasie at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, CO.
In 2005 she received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at the University of New Mexico.
Her teachers include Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano, Margaret Lattimore, Dr. Patti Peterson, Marilyn Tyler, and Sam Shepperson.