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. She has joined the rosters of Wolf Trap Opera, Opera America’s New Works Showcase, Utah Opera, Opera Naples, Santa Fe Opera, and Central City Opera, and Utah Symphony.
Throughout the 2016–2017 season, Ms. Owens has a series of prestigious debuts, joining the New Mexico Philharmonic for Carmina Burana; Dallas Opera for the Second Annual Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors concert; Hong Kong’s The Intimacy of Creativity festival, performing the music of Bright Sheng; Reno Philharmonic for Christopher Theofanidis’ Grammy-nominated choral and orchestral work The Here and Now; and Mid-America Productions for her Carnegie Hall debut in Carmina Burana. Ms. Owens also joined New York Festival of Song as part of their NYFOS Next series at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust for the New York premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s Iberian Songs, in collaboration with the Momenta Quartet, and as part of their Mainstage series at Merkin Hall to perform Paul Bowles’ Picnic Cantata.
In the spring of 2017 Ms. Owens rejoined Wolf Trap Opera to create the title role of Listen, Wilhelmina!, a new children’s opera by David Hanlon. She makes her On Site Opera debut as Florestine in the current US premiere production of Milhaud’s La mère coupable. In 2018, she makes her Verdian role debut as Oscar in Livermore Valley Opera’s production of Un ballo in maschera.
The Guilty Mother