American baritone TROY COOK recently performed the role of Enrico in Lyric Opera of Kansas City's new production of Lucia di Lammermoor and was a soloist in Carmina Burana with the San Antonio Symphony. Last fall he was guest vocal soloist in Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with American Ballet Theater in New York City, and he will return there next season. Fall 2005 took him to Opera Carolina as Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles and Summer 2005 saw his "show-stopping" Belcore with the Berkshire Opera Company (where he returns this coming summer for Madama Butterfly). He performed Carmina Burana with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and with the Phoenix Symphony last year, as well as holiday concerts with the Phoenix Symphony in 2005. Cook also was a guest artist in a Richard Tucker Music Foundation concert in New York City.
Cook is no stranger to some of the world's most prestigious opera houses, having performed at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Dallas Opera in the United States and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where he made his European debut in 2000. He has also performed in many of the regional companies in the United States, including Florida Grand Opera, Fort Worth Opera, and New York City Opera.
In Spring 2006 Cook makes his La Monnaie debut in Brussels in a gala performance of Pagliacci. Next season he debuts with the Semperoper, Dresden as Marcello in La Bohème as well as with the Opera Company of Philadelphia; he also performs Figaro in The Barber of Seville for Opera Omaha. The following season will take him to Las Palmas for the lead baritone role in their Lucia as well as to Florida Grand Opera for a new Bohème. Paris Opera and Hamburg State Opera debuts are in store for a future season.