For the physical actor, a full story can be told without the presence of dialogue. 

Sean Cooper, praised for his “rich,” “powerful, and “well-tempered” vocal production, appeared as Colline in the original cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Production of Puccini’s La Bohème on Broadway, as well as Riverdance on Broadway. Standout roles include Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, the title roles in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Mendelssohn's Elijah, and the baritone soloist in the world premiere of Christopher Dietz’s Only a Breath.

 

Sean has performed with such companies as Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera , Opera Carolina, Opera Memphis, Pittsburgh Opera, Toledo Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Opera Columbus, Opera North, Liederkranz Opera, Opera Theatre of Guam, Sacramento Choral Society, Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, and the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Toledo, Lima, Warren, and Oakland. Musical theatre and operetta productions include Carousel, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, Chess, The Fantasticks, Gypsy, Kiss me Kate, South Pacific, La Cage aux Folles, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Sean has worked with such esteemed artists as Baz Luhrmann, Charles Riecker, Paul Gemignani, Julius Rudel, Patti Lupone, and Marvin Hamlisch. 

 

Dr. Cooper attended Carnegie Mellon, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Memphis. Winner of the National Opera Association’s Biennial Dissertation Competition, he has been published in The Opera Journal, has presented in national Conferences for the American Musicological Society, College Music Society, Mozart Society of America, and in the Toledo Opera Lecture Series. Recent stage directing projects include Don Giovanni at First Coast Opera and Susannah with Toledo Opera.

BIO

 

BROADWAY

Colline - Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème 

Irish Choir - Riverdance on Broadway

 

REGIONAL

El Gallo - The Fantasticks!

Jigger - Carousel

Pirate King - Pirates of Penzance

Caiaphas - Jesus Christ Superstar

Pirate King u/s - Pirates of Penzance

Customs Sergeant - La Bohème

Pastey - Gypsy

Etienne - La Cage aux Folles  

Ferenc - Chess

Lt. McCaffery - South Pacific

Dr. Carrasco - Man of LaMancha  

Dr. Hall - 1776

Stanley - A Streetcar Named Desire

 

SELECT OPERA

Leporello - Don Giovanni

The King - Aida

Angelotti - Tosca

Alidoro - La  Cenerentola

The Baron - La Traviata

Colline - La Bohème

Mandarin - Turandot

Speaker - Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Dritte - Der Jasager

 

 

 

 

 

 

u/s Broadway Theater (Original cast)

Gershwin Theater

 

 

Theater of Pittsburgh

Virginia Opera

Opera Carolina 

St. Michael’s Playhouse

Arizona Theater Co./Kansas City Rep.

The Ahmanson Theater 

Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO

Totem Pole Playhouse

Washington Playhouse

Washington Playhouse

Fredericktowne Players

 

SELECT OPERA

Toledo Opera

Opera Carolina

Toledo Opera

Opera Memphis

 Toledo Opera

Toledo Opera

Opera Memphis

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

Student Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

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