Soprano Amy Owens is establishing herself as a versatile performer with comedic flair, a knack for new music, and a soaring high range. During her two-year residency with Utah Opera, Ms. Owens was praised in Opera News for her “vivacious enthusiasm,” “engaging, bell-like soprano,” and “high flying-vocals,” noted especially for the roles of Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte.
For Ms. Owens, the 2015-2016 season includes 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 next year. She will join Wolf Trap Opera for a second season in the summer of 2016, where she will sing the roles of Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia and Porporina in Gassman’s L’Opera Seria. Last season included appearances with Wolf Trap as Florestine in the mid-atlantic premier of The Ghosts of Versailles and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. She was also seen as Despina 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. In the 2016-2017 season, Ms. Owens will join the New Mexico Philharmonic for performances of Carmina Burana, Washington University of St. Louis for a Liederabend, the New York Festival of Song for performances of Paul Bowles’s Picnic Cantata, The Creativity of Intimacy in Hong Kong for works by Bright Sheng and the Reno Philharmonic for performances of The Here and Now.
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 been an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera, Central City Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Utah Festival Opera. When she isn’t singing, Ms. Owens enjoys dancing, writing, conducting, teaching other singers about staying healthy, and attempting to learn the accordion.