Hailed by LA Weekly as a “force of nature”, soprano and Fat Politics artist-activist Tracy Cox is a performer whose talent has been recognized across the industry, garnering her a Sullivan Foundation Award, the Birgit Nilsson Prize at Operalia, the Kirsten Flagstad Award from the George London Foundation, a Sarah Tucker Study Grant, and the top prize from the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. She has sung with orchestras around the world, including the MÁV Symphony of Budapest, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, and at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center in Moscow.
After competing as a Grand National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Tracy began regularly covering at the Metropolitan Opera. She is passionate about art song and has performed in solo recital at the Barachois Music Festival in New Brunswick, Canada, The Broad Stage in Los Angeles, Ravinia-Steans in Chicago, the Phillips Collection Museum in Washington DC, and the National Opera Center in New York.
Tracy has been interviewed by the New York Times on Fat Politics and restaurant accessibility, and currently has almost 18,000 followers on her Instagram @sparklejams where she centers fat liberation, fat vanity, and fat talent in the performing arts. Tracy is a highly sought-after speaker and consultant on the topic of body justice in the performing arts and has been presented by numerous opera companies and arts organizations including Long Beach Opera, Sigma Alpha Iota, River City Opera, and the M Institute for the Arts in Washington D.C.
Tracy holds a BA and an MM from UCLA and completed fellowships with LA Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, Ravinia-Steans, Wolf Trap Opera, Caramoor, and the Music Academy of the West.