Lyric coloratura soprano Thalia Cook-Hansen recently debuted her role as La Contessa in a Toronto production of Le Nozze di Figaro. She has performed for numerous masters of voice including Adrianne Pieczonka, Lynne Dawson, Warren Jones, John Hess, and more. Thalia has performed solo and ensemble works in various venues around cities in New England, Germany, and Austria.
A graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Natick, MA, Thalia received her diploma with a major in classical voice and a minor in jazz. She was also a participant in the New England Conservatory Prep Program in Boston, MA. During these four years, Thalia performed many roles including The Fairy Queen in Purcell’s Fallen Fairies. After this, she spent a year studying in Vienna, Austria continuing her studies in classical voice. During this time, she immersed herself in the German language and studied in the studio of Nadiya Kaverkho. Thalia has also participated in the music therapy field, working with adults and children with disabilities.
Thalia is currently a third-year student at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory studying under Stephanie Bogle. She is looking forward to performing the role of Barbarina this summer as well as other upcoming recitals.