American mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook has excelled in a wide range of roles with leading companies throughout the United States. The Cincinnati Post wrote that she "more than once recalled the great mezzo Marilyn Horne: her luxurious voice showed remarkable flexibility." Her exciting characterizations garner acclaim as well. Following recent performances of La Cenerentola, the San Francisco Chronicle exclaimed, "As Tisbe, the younger of the two stepsisters, mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook continued her seemingly endless streak as one of the company's great underused treasures, combining forceful singing and sly comic charm into an irresistible package."
Mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook will sing the title role in the new Tobias Picker opera with San Francisco Opera.
“At this hearing, Mrs. De Rocher, sung by veteran mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook, emotionally pleads for her son’s life.... In this role of a lower class mother from rural Louisiana … her moving testimony as a Death Row convict’s mother was a highlight of this production of the opera.”
Berkeley Daily Planet
Release Date: 09/01/1993
Label: Centaur Records Catalog #: 2107
Spars Code: DDD
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Catherine Cook, Walter Pool, Rie Hagiwara, Richard Zeller
Conductor: Gerhard Samuel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra, Cincinnati College-Conservatory Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins.