Hailey Cohen
(Pronouns) Mezzo-soprano Hailey Cohen infuses her performances with authenticity, simplicity and warmth. As a young opera singer Cohen is passionate about innovation and creativity in classical/operatic repertoire. She strives to cultivate a deeper understanding of our shared experience through the exploration of this work.
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Currently Performing
The Boy Who Wanted to be a Robot
Pedro Finasterra
Thompson St. Opera Co.
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Hailey Cohen

Chicago based mezzo-soprano, Hailey Cohen, is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance receiving her Master's in Vocal Performance. Role highlights include Ember and Asintmah (cover) in David Shenton’s opera Future Perfect with Bellissima Opera, K. in Joshua Brown’s chamber opera Would You Eat Me? with Thompson Street Opera, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with Vienna Summer Music Festival, Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Littler Daughter in Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up with University of Michigan Opera. Additionally, she studied the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and covered the role of Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Hailey is excited to be joining Thompson Street Opera again this fall to perform the role of Sally/ Teacho in Pedro Finasterra’s chamber opera The Boy Who Wanted to be a Robot. In January Hailey will join Cedar Rapids Opera as  Resident Young Artist. 

Hailey is an advocate for new opera and art song, she received the Eileen Weiser EXCEL Award to commission Jerrell R. Gray’s song cycle Human Nature in 2020. For upcoming events and to connect, follow Hailey on Instagram @haileyvoice or reach out on Stagetime!