Amy Cofield Williamson
Praised by the New York Times for her “lovely, rich tone,” soprano, Amy Cofield Williamson has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and in Italy, France, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, England, Santo Domingo, Taiwan and Guam. Highly regarded for her “technical facility,” her “beauty of interpretation” and an “arresting presence,” her operatic roles have included Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Roanoke under the baton of MET opera conductor Steven White, Violetta with Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, a role that marked her debut at Houston Grand Opera where she covered Renee Fleming’s Traviata, a return to HGO for the role of Berta to Joyce DiDonato’s Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Mimi, with Pro Cantus Lyric Opera (TX), Cunegonde and Susannah with Fort Worth Opera, Musetta and Pamina with Knoxville Opera, Gilda with Wildwood Opera, Gilda, Norina and Violetta with Lyric Opera San Antonio, Konstanze and Violetta with Teatro Lirico D’Europa, Musetta with American Opera Theater, Mimi with Opera Lenawee (MI) and Frasquita with Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Upcoming engagements include the role of Elcia (cover) in Rossini’s Moses in Egypt at New York City Opera, a return to Goshen, IN for Brahms’ Requiem, and to Southern Nevada for Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Next season brings a return to Opera Roanoke as Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare.