Louise Rogan, originally from Manchester U.K, is a mezzo-soprano praised for a voice of "crystalline purity and palpable enthusiasm" paired with "phenomenal acting" (Daily Camera). In 2017, she enjoyed her debut performance with the Chicago Sinfonietta at Chicago Symphony Center, a return to her alma mater for a recital with renowned coach and mentor Scott Gilmore and her debut with Central City Opera as a Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist.
During her summer with Central City Opera, Louise performed the roles of Mary (Cabildo) and The Angel (The Burning Fiery Furnace) as well as performing in recital with Michael Baitzer as part of Central City Opera's Lunch and a Song series. She was also the recipient of the Lew Cady Memorial Award.
Louise is a graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where she received her Professional Diploma in Opera as well as her Bachelor of Music degree, studying with Judith Haddon. As a student at CCPA, she performed Pamela (New York Stories), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and the title role in the Chicago premiere of Amelia by Daron Hagen. During this time, Louise was a Young Artist with Chicago Opera Theater, where she covered the roles of Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) and Masha (Moscow, Cheryomushki).
She spent the 2014 season with Opera Colorado as a Young Artist in residency, where she performed Giovanna/Il Paggio (Rigoletto), Mercédès (Carmen) and the title role in Carmen. She was also featured in Opera Colorado’s touring productions as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and Stephano (Romeo et Juliette). Highlights from the 2015 season include understudying Lydia in the world premiere of Second Nature with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and performing the role on tour with Lyric's Opera In The Neighborhoods.
Louise received a Diploma in Vocal and Opera Studies from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she performed La Libellule (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges) and Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas) under the tutelage of Sandra Dugdale.