Rebecca Krynski Cox

Rebecca Krynski Cox

Soprano

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«Rebecca Krynski [Cox], a vibrant soprano... sang with a secure, appealing sound and eye-opening volume."»
THE NEW YORK TIMES (2017)
«Krynski [Cox]'s voluminous, steel-edged soprano hinted at bigger roles to come, and she effectively moved from lovesick restlessness to soul-annihilating desperation.»
OPERA NEWS (2017)
«Among the excellent cast, Krynski [Cox]'s Fiordiligi made the strongest vocal impression. She offered Mozart singing on the grand scale ...capable of big, sweeping line and emotional force.»
opera news (2017)

Bio

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 Santa Fe Opera in 2016 to cover the Countess in Capriccio. She also makes debuts at the Luzerner Theater, as the Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, and at El Paso Opera, as Micaëla in Carmen.At the Metropolitan Opera, 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 covered Sara in the world premiere of Higdon’s Cold Mountain at The Santa Fe Opera. 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, 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 — Cox performed the title role of Thaïs,Rosina (The Ghosts of Versailles), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Salud (La vida breve), and Alice Ford (Falstaff). Honors include first place in the Eisenberg-Fried Competition (2013), the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation Inc. Award in the Liederkranz Competition (2013), and a Career Bridges Grant (2013). Cox was a Southeastern Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2011 and 2015. 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.
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Awards

Liederkranz Foundation: Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation, Inc. Award
2017
Career Bridges: Career grant
2017
Shoshana Foundation: Richard F. Gold Career Grant
2017
Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition: 1st Place
2017