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American soprano

Amy Lawrence recently made her Carnegie Hall début as soprano soloist in the American premiere of Goossens' re-orchestration of Händel's Messiah. She also made her company début with the New Orleans Opera as Gerhilde in Wagner's Die Walküre, and with Kansas City Symphony in Brahm's German Requiem.

While living in Europe, Miss Lawrence regularly performed leading roles at the Opernhaus Zürich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Städtische Bühnen Kiel, and Theater Basel.  Noted for her portrayals of Mozart's leading ladies, she has performed Konstanze (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Susanna (The Marriage of  Figaro), Madame Herz (The Impressario), and Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) in principal opera houses such as the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo,and Germany's Oper Frankfurt.  Konstanze has become a "signature role" for Miss Lawrence.  In 2000, she reprised her acclaimed portrayal of this Mozart heroine with Opera Memphis, and later, with the New York City Opera.

Amy Lawrence has also performed throughout Germany, Norway, and Switzerland in concert and oratorio.  A frequent guest soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, she has performed in Orff's Carmina Burana, Händel's Messiah, Barber's Knoxville, Summer of 1915, Poulenc's Gloria, and Bernstein's Kaddish Symphony.

A graduate of Florida State University (BM) and the New England Conservatory of Music (MM), she was a semi-finalist in Vienna's prestigious Belvedere International Competition, and the First Place Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Competition for the Gulf Coast Region.

Amy Lawrence's growing discography includes Beethoven's Scottish Folksongs with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana on the ARTS label,  Dianora in Max von Shillings' opera Mona Lisa for CPO Digital http://classical.lotsofgoodmusic.com  and "A Traditional Christmas" (to Benefit the Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation) for B.D. F. Sound Studio http://www.bdfsound.com.


 

Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute, foto Erik Berg

 


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