LAUREN VAN KEMPEN
Originally from Seattle, Lauren Van Kempen holds a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance and Cello Performance. Based in France since 2010, Lauren is a multifaceted artist performing opera, musical theatre and chamber music.
A versitile musician and actress, Lauren is able to perform a wide range of repertoire from the Golden Age of musical theatre to Stravinsky to Nana Mouskori. She has enchanted audience members with her sparkling soprano voice, scenic generosity and comedic range since her arrival in France.
Most recent credits include Wonderful Town (Violet) at Opera de Toulon, Kiss Me Kate (Lois cover) at the Théâtre du Châtelet and Théâtres de la Villes de Luxembourg, The Double-Threat Trio (Nina) at La Comédie Nation, and The King and I at Theatre du Chatelet.
Since 2015 Lauren is the artistic director and creator of the concert series Broadway Melody (France Musique, L’Auguste Theatre), her one-woman show Lauren Van Kempen: The Cabaret (Mollini Athens, MUSICA Le Mans, L’Auguste Theatre, Comedie Nation, CPO Lausanne) and Les Jingle Belles-Christmas Cheer: La Magie de Noel (Theatre de la Fontenay-le-Fleury, Comédie Nation, Disneyland Paris).
Lauren was a regional finalist in the Voix Nouvelles competition, and a finalist in the Armel opera competition in 2017.
In addition to her performing career Lauren teaches musical theatre masterclasses in the United States and Europe. Lauren is currently a vocal coach at Disneyland Paris (Let's Sing Christmas, Mickey and the Magicien, Disney Performing Arts).