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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.








Colline - La Bohème

Il Re - Aida

Bluebeard - Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

Leporello - Don Giovanni

Don Alfonso - Così fan tutte

Alidoro - La Cenerentola

Baron Douphol - La Traviata

Angelotti - Tosca

Le Duc - Roméo et Juliette

Speaker - The Magic Flute

Emile DeBecque - South Pacific

El Gallo - The Fantasticks!

Jigger - Carousel

Governor - Siberia

Pinellino - Gianni Schicchi

Pirate King - Pirates of Penzance

Mandarin - Turandot

Customs Sergeant - La Bohème

Sprecher - Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Dritte Student - Der Jasager

Betto - Gianni Schicchi 

Betto - Buoso’s Ghost

Truffaldino - Ariadne auf Naxos 

Papa Doe - The Ballad of Baby Doe




Bass Soloist - Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

Bass Soloist - Handel, Messiah

Bass Soloist - Something Wonderful  (R&H)

Bass Soloist - Dietz, Only a Breath

Ralse - Distant Worlds: Final Fantasy

Elijah - Mendelssohn, Elijah

Bass Soloist - Mozart, Mass in C Minor

Paul - Mendelssohn, St. Paul

Bass Soloist - V.W., Serenade to Music

Bass Soloist - Handel, Messiah

Bass Soloist - Mozart, Requiem

Priest/Angel - Elgar, Dream of Gerontius

Bass/Baritone Soloist - Bach, Mass in B Minor

Bass Soloist - Fauré, Requiem

Baritone Soloist - Vaughan Williams, Hodie

Bass Soloist - Haydn, Lord Nelson Mass

Bass Soloist - Mozart, Coronation Mass

Raphael - Haydn, The Creation

Jesus - Bach, Johannaspassion 

Bass Soloist - Bach, Cantata 56,68,78,80,82

Sean Cooper
Sean Cooper
Sean Cooper (Aida)
Sean Cooper
Sean Cooper (Carousel)
La Boheme Broadway Poster
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