Amy Owens, Soprano
Coloratura soprano Amy Owens is establishing herself as a versatile performer with comedic flair, a strong aptitude for new music, and a soaring high range. During her two-year residency with Utah Opera (2012–2014), Ms. Owens was praised in Opera News for her “vivacious enthusiasm,” “engaging, bell-like soprano,” and “high flying-vocals”, gaining particular notice for her performances as Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.
For Ms. Owens, the 2015-2016 season included appearances with the Utah Symphony as Le Feu, La Princesse, and Le Rossignol in L’enfant et les sortilèges and Mater Gloriosa in Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, which will be released as a commercial recording in 2017. She joined Wolf Trap Opera for a second consecutive season in the summer of 2016, performing the roles of Lucia in The Rape of Lucretiaand Porporina in Gassman’s L’opera seria. Ms. Owens's 2014–2015 season included appearances with Wolf Trap as Florestine in the mid-Atlantic premiere of Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. She was also seen as Despina in Così fan tutte with Opera Naples and appeared in workshop performances of Bright Sheng’s new opera The Dream of the Red Chamber in New York City and San Francisco with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.
During the 2016–2017 season, Ms. Owens will appear at Washington University of St. Louis for a Liederabend and joins New York Festival of Song for performances of Paul Bowles's Picnic Cantata. She will also make her New Mexico Philharmonic debut in Carmina burana and her Reno Philharmonic debut in Christopher Theofanidis's Grammy-nominated choral and orchestral work The Here and Now. In December 2016, Ms. Owens makes her Dallas Opera debut performing in the Second Annual Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors concert. She will make her Asian debut in 2017 at Hong Kong's The Intimacy of Creativity festival, performing the music of Bright Sheng.
Ms. Owens is the recipient of a Sullivan Award, an encouragement award from the George London Foundation, and two consecutive wins from the Metropolitan Opera National Council district auditions in New York City. She has fulfilled young artist residencies with Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Utah Festival Opera.