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
City Symphony in Brahm's German
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
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
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.
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.