Cody Laun has been characterized as a tenor whose voice is "powerful… beautiful, free, and lyric” -- Elizabeth Blades, author of A Spectrum of Voices, and as possessing an "exciting top" -- Thomas Jaber, Rice University. A frequent soloist along the Front Range, he has been featured with such groups as the Colorado Bach Ensemble, CSU Symphony Orchestra, Fort Collins Chamber Orchestra, and the Fort Collins Symphony. Cody has performed such roles as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Alfred in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Camille in Die lustige Witwe, Basilio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, and Male Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. He has been the featured soloist in a number of orchestral engagements such as Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Messiah, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. Cody also had the privilege of being an inaugural of the Colorado Bach Ensemble, and has since joined them for performances of Bach's B Minor Mass, Handel's Messiah, Bach's Sechs Motetten, Magnificat in D, and St. John Passion.
His competition credits include winning the 2015 Arkansas District Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, singing as a finalist in the 2014 Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser competition, participating in the national round of the 2014 Classical Singer competition in San Antonio, TX, and winning the graduate men's category at the 2014 Southern Regional NATS competition.
Cody has been seen as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, and in performances with the Natchez Festival of Music, FestivalSouth, Emerald City Opera, Opera Fort Collins, and Mobile Opera. This season he performed Camille in The Merry Widow with Opera Fort Collins, and made his debut with The Muses Project as Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and with Loveland Opera as a featured soloist on their 2016 black-tie gala. He is thrilled to be making his mainstage debut with Mississippi Opera.