In the 2017-18 season, American mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook (Innkeeper) appears at the Metropolitan Opera in the role of Camila in Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel. Ms. Cook’s engagements last season included performances as Countess de Coigny in Andrea Chénier with San Francisco Opera, the Witch in excerpts from Humpderdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel with the San Francisco Symphony, and as Older Woman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Opera Parallèle. She can be heard in the world premiere recording of After Life with Music of Remembrance, recently released on the Naxos label. Ms. Cook is a professor of voice at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she holds the Frederica von Stade Distinguished Chair in voice. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 1990 and returned most recently in March 2018 as a part of the SoundBox show, Synesthesia.