Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lauren Helga Cifoni embraces a series of accomplishments both on and off the stage worldwide. She graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Italian language and literature from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Her studies in music and opera start in 2004 at the Conservatory Francesco Morlacchi of Perugia, Italy; and finish in the Conservatory Gaetano Braga of Teramo, Italy, where she graduates with a degree in Music and Vocal Performance in 2010. In 2010 she continues her specialization in Vocal Performance in Rovigo, Italy and in 2011 completes her vocal specialization at Cantare l’Opera in Rome, Italy. In 2013 she earns her Master’s degree in Communications at the University of Teramo, Italy.
Although her artistic career starts at a very early age debuting in various musicals and operettas such as: Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly, Into the Woods, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady, her operatic debut starts in 2005 as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Italy. In 2006 and 2007 she is a guest singer in various chamber music recitals and concerts in the regions of Umbria and Marche, Italy. In 2008 and 2010 she is a guest of the Italian Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, presenting a series of concerts at the Union League, Haverford College Music Hall, and Fleischer Art Memorial Hall. In May 2011 she wins second place at the National “XVI° Concorso Musicale dei Rotary Teramo Est” in the region of Abruzzo, Italy. In 2012 Lauren debuts in the roles of the Contralto Frau Peachum and Mezzo Soprano Carmen in Opera da Tre Soldi (Three Penny Opera) of Brecht/Weill in the following theatres: Teatro Verdi of Pisa, Teatro Goldoni of Livorno, and in the Teatro del Giglio of Lucca. Post her return to Philadelphia in 2013, Lauren continues to work both in the United States and Europe.